"Education is not a way to escape poverty - It is a way of fighting it."
President of the United Republic of Tanzania (1964 - 1985)
Imagine you are unable to read or write. Your future prospects and potential pathways would be significantly different in comparison to your position in reality. Health status would be impacted due to an inability to prevent common illnesses. If experienced by an entire community, it is easy to see how economic prosperity dims and the cycle of poverty continues.
This world exists for 58 million primary school aged children that are denied an education for a range of different reasons.
Some reasons for children being out of school include;
- Girls may be kept at home to assist household responsibilities
- Child labour to assist household income
- Distance from school
- Cannot afford uniforms to access public education
- Living in conflict-affected countries
THISWORLDEXISTS believe that education is not just important to reduce poverty but also to assist wealth creation. The United Nations confirms that universal primary education is central to the fight against poverty.
- Education gives people vital skills and tools to help them provide a better standard of living for themselves and their families
- Education helps increase work productivity and can create opportunities for sustainable and viable economic growth now and in the future
- Education helps to improve health status including reducing maternal and child mortality rates
- Education helps to promote a transparent, stable and corruption free government
Ongoing, systematic and strategic implementation of fundraising money will assist thisworldexists to enhance education outcomes in the communities in which we visit.
All of our education projects boast sustainable outcomes to ensure that every dollar spent assists the communities in which we visit for generations to come.
Average years of primary schooling per country
This chloropleth map shows lighter colours in countries where children have less average years of primary education and darker colours in countries where children have more average years of primary education.