Way to school is too … far


According to the Guardian, almost 70 million children across the world do not have the opportunity to go to school. Northeastern Africa is the area that there is least number of children having education. Somalia and Eritrea are the poorest countries, based on the educational systems. There are merely around 10% of children could able to join elementary school. The earthquake in Haiti in 2010 left more than 2.5 million children without a school. In sub-Sahara, Africa, more than 12 millions girls are at risk of never receiving an education. And more than half of those who are able to go to school receive the education for less than 4 years. Education is the inaccessible right to more than 80% of girls in Yemen.

The worst places in the world Organization has warned that the number of children out of school will keep increasing. Imagine that, more than 70 million children are not able to read and write, not able to know anything about the world, aside from their hometown. This urges the rich nations, groups or individuals to join hands together to provide more aids to the poorest countries, in terms of infrastructures, teachers and school suppliers. By this, all the children can earn the chance to gain knowledge – the only way to transform lives and break the cycle of poverty. Education is the best way to empower children, especially girls, with the tools, knowledge, strength and confidence they need to promote and protect their own rights, growth and self-sufficiency. Time for us to think and share …