Education Barriers Of Poor Countries

1971 Words Apr 25th, 2016 8 Pages
Natasha Juvera
Professor Martineau
English 122
3 April 2016
Education Barriers in Poor Countries According to a new UNESCO policy paper 58 million children aged 6 to 11 are not receiving any education. Over 40% of these children will never enter a classroom (Unesco.org). In Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai said, “almost half of school-age children do not have access to education. Some because of war or their schools have closed by the Taliban or others, or they do not have the ability to go to school” (Rawa.org). Pakistan has the world’s poorest education systems with 3 million children out of school (en.unesco.org). Girls in poor countries face barriers such as cost of education, violence, poverty, gender norms, and early pregnancy; in order to live more productive lives, these girls need educational programs and advocates to run them. Education remains extremely important for girls in poor countries, studies show educating females lead to an increase in overall education. Females can break the cycle of poverty, and women are less likely to die in childbirth. Childbirth would be less, as well as early age pregnancies. Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to get married and find work (en.unesco.org). Women are more aware of their rights which can help them break free from oppression in developing countries. All of these things can lead to an overall healthier and more productive life for women, society, and their families. A central issue for girls…
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