POWER OF OPPORTUNITY

Sylvester Owusu, May 08, 2013

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"My mother said that I must always be intolerant of ignorance, but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school were more educated and more intelligent than college professors."--Maya Angelou

There are children in the world that don't have the opportunity to enhance their living situation and the world isn't given a chance to be impacted by these people.

According to UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), approximately 32.2 million students in primary schools were held back a grade in 2010, and 31.2 million dropped out of school. These students may not have the opportunity to return to school again.

The Global Eduction Digest identifies the greatest challenges to completing primary school are found in the following three regions:

1.) Sub-Saharan Africa (42% of students leave school early. About one in six will leave before 2nd grade.)

2.) South and West Asia (out of every 100 students who begin primarly school, 33 will leave before completing the final grade.)

3.) Latin America and the Caribbean (17% of students leave school before they have complted their primary education.)

Furthermore, children living in a rural communities are two times more likely to not be in school than children from urban areas. Children from the poorest 20% of the population are four times less likely to be in school than the wealthiest 20 percent. In low-income, developing countries, every additional year of education can increase a person’s future income by an average of 10 percent.

Education truly improves communities; to reach one child is worthwhile. Fund education for a student with nKoso today!

Sources: UNESCO, DOSOMETHING.ORG