Yesterday we were visited by the Just One Day organisation.
Their cause: EDUCATION = EMPOWERMENT
Education is a basic human right.
Education is the key to ending poverty.
Not only is education a basic human right, but it is the single most effective tool we have in fighting poverty. Education is the foundation for development and a fundamental part of developing communities. When people are educated they are healthier, live longer, earn more money and are able to contribute in a more meaningful way to society.
When people are educated, we see;
- Increased health
- Reduced child mortality rates
- Better nutrition
- Employment and higher wages
- Economic growth
- Women empowered
Education leads to powerful social change and is the key to building a society that can overcome poverty in a sustainable way.
Knowing that education can do so much to alleviate poverty and change lives means that we need to keep working to ensure all children have access to schooling.
However, globally over 58 million children do not have access to primary school education.
Solving the problem of inadequate education isn’t easy – there are many reasons why children don’t receive a primary school education.
Poverty is a central factor in why children don’t attend school.