Please help us reach our collective goal of: $4,250
$3,635 raised so far,
$615 to go!
"In a global survey by the United Nations, respondents consistently ranked “a good education” as the most important issue that would make a difference in their life, ahead of better healthcare and job opportunities.This is true for both women and men, all age groups, at all levels of national development, and all levels of individual education."
Wolfgang Lutz Director, World Population Program, IIASA
Education is important. It's something that was hammered into us by our parents while we grew up, and as adults something we've come to understand we need to help navigate this world. Common sense says education should therefore be accessible by everyone, correct?
Consider a few facts:
According to UNESCO, 61 million primary school-age children were not enrolled in school in 2010. Of these children, 47% were never expected to enter school, 26% attended school but left, and the remaining 27% are expected to attend school in the future.
As of 2012, 31 million primary-school pupils worldwide dropped out of school.
In developing, low-income countries, every additional year of education can increase a person’s future income by an average of 10%
Members of Team Education will be completing daily solidarity challenges from July 23rd-28th as a reminder that not everyone has the same opportunities on this planet. If you feel like this is something you might be interested in doing, hit the registration button above and then select join Team Education!
For those of you wanting to contribute but participating in the team challenge isn't your thing, feel free to make a donation by clicking the 'Donate' button on the left!