Education is a basic human right; Yet those who need education the most, the children living in poverty, have become the least likely to attend school. Worldwide, nearly 900 million people can’t read or write. A vast amount of global illiteracy has been one of the root causes in driving extreme poverty. Additionally, the lack of basic infrastructure and education within underdeveloped countries has lead to an increase in violence and economic distress within communities.
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today"
- Malcolm X
DIRECT RESULTS OF THE EDUCATION CRISIS
Developing Countries Across the Globe
Worldwide, there are 57 million children of primary-school age without access to a classroom.In the poorest countries on the planet children are being denied education because they lack access to a school. Every day the students lucky enough to attend class are squeezed into dark and crumbling mud huts, or are taught under trees when the weather permits, or have to walk multiple miles to a school in a neighboring village. Others simply can't attend school at all.
one in six people around the world cannot read or write leaving a devastating impact on economic security, personal autonomy and health.
No country has ever achieved continuous and rapid economic growth without first having
at least 40% of its adults able to read and write.
WHY BURKINA FASO?
Burkina Faso is currently ranked by the UN as the 5th economically poorest country in the world. It has the lowest level of literacy in the world, with 78% of its population illiterate and only 58% of its children in primary school. Global illiteracy drives extreme poverty and undermines democracy.
No country has ever achieved continuous and rapid economic growth without first having at least 40% of its adults able to read and write.