“124 million children and adolescents are out of school, 63 million girls are out of school around the world, an estimated 90% of children with disabilities in the developing world do not go to school, 25% to 75% of children in the most deprived regions of poor countries cannot read a single word, and yet only 2% of humanitarian aid has been invested in education” (Bandwidth). Standing between these children and the classroom is a lack of funding for quality basic education to help them overcome the barriers to school such as tuition fees, disabilities, lack of sanitation, lack of access, and poorly qualified teachers. The United States and other countries must commit to providing education for all children. If we are to end extreme poverty, then every child, every future global citizen needs good education, because education is not only for the privileged few, it is a right of every child. The developed nations need to support the expansion of educational opportunities for boys and girls
In fact, there are still some countries struggling to offer education because they are still in development. Countries in Africa, such as Sudan, are primary victims. According to a research paper, “education is one of the main priorities for the people of South Sudan. As recent studies show, many communities in South Sudan view education as the most important peace dividend.” (Barnaba). After the analysis of school enrollment and completion rates in Sudan, results were rather low. Sudan, a third world country, currently is going through the state of being the most illiterate country in the world. It has placed education as its top priority and may will be finding ways to encourage families to send students.This ultimately has been caused through the poverty of the parents and thus requiring help in supporting the health of the family making education a second priority. Due to that reason, the country is still developing. A huge gap separates the developed countries from the developing countries solely based on the education systems. The paper states, “there is also concern raised on lack of attention to education quality and its failure to reach the marginalized as contributing to the learning crisis”(“Fix the Gaps in Our Education System [column]”). There is a weak management of schooling in many third world countries, which is a primary reason to why they have not developed yet. This is the reason for the gap and
Why isn't an education available for all students across the the globe?There are many reasons on why education is not available for all student across the globe most commonly in our society reasons that affect education are if students moving a lot ,there truant to school , or they work and go to school. In all this case they still get education even though it not a good one but in some part of the world there are children who don't even have a school in their community therefore they not receive an education.The barriers that impact children the most and cause them not to get an education are gender discrimination,location and most importantly political turmoil.Gender discrimination is a barrier because it keep girls for an education
Countless children in need everywhere around the World do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop who they are going to be when they get older. Education is a crucial right, which gives permission to each person to acquire instructions and blossom socially in the society. The right to a proper education is critical for the economic, social, and cultural advancement of all societies. Education requires that its citizens promote an assortment of knowledge. Education is also known to consist of a form of learning that is unavoidable for the development of one’s personality and the type of character they are, as well as substantial and creative capabilities. Education is an individual right which is an obligation to be accessible to everyone in the society, without any discrimination. All children must be able to get an education, and be accountable for the same opportunities to build a future for themselves. Educational information must be equally administered, so that children from disadvantaged
Abubakar stresses why education is valuable beyond the focus of intellectual development and how education influences the well-being of a society. The author provides a general overview on the dilemma of illiteracy in developing countries and statistics conveying: adult literacy rates, children out-of-school information, and figures on literacy level improvements and literate populations.
According to an annual report done by the United Nation’s International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) there are approximately 65 million girls around the world being denied their right and civil liberty to education (Tomiuc, 2003). There are many third world countries across the globe that are consumed by poverty and epidemics and a lot of those problems reside in lack of self-knowledge and education. The annual State of the World’s Children report states
The state of education in Sub-Saharan Africa is in crisis. UNICEF (2013) research has shown that 40 million children in Africa currently do not attend school. The enrollment figures indicate that there are fewer educational opportunities in sub-Saharan Africa than in the five countries in the northern part of the continent. More than 100 million children of primary school age do not attend school worldwide, of which a vast majority of these children are in sub-Saharan Africa (UNICEF, 2013). However, the research also shows that even if these children could attend school, the existing schools are not equipped to provide for them (Samhoff, 2003). Rampant poverty, economic turmoil, and disease have taken over the sub-Saharan countries.
Just like many children not getting enough food around the world, there are too many children around the world in need of an education. There are many success stories of which education has played a role in a child’s life, such as the girls of Room to Read’s education program for rural, underprivileged children and the results of Malala Yousafzai’s stand for education against the Taliban. Many children need the education to become more “job appropriate” (having the skills and knowledge necessary for getting a job); many are preoccupied with other things such as fear and inferior jobs. Not only that but education, especially investing in it, has a socioeconomic benefits loop. Investing in education for children in underprivileged areas is important
In other countries children not educated and sometimes they are not literate. Education is a big deal in children’s lives because without education, children will grow up and not have the skills they need to get a job to support themselves. Even though the dramatic improvements over the decade, progress towards better
The proportion of children who are enrolled in primary schools has increased from 49% to 77% in the past decade in sub-Saharan Africa. This increase in enrollment is due mostly to the initiative of the governments from these regions to improve universal primary education. However, much remains to be done because even though enrollment has been made a possibility in a lot of these countries, there are a lot of other variables at play that still prevent children from receiving a quality education. Things such as poverty, cultural traditions, gender violence, and the incidence of early marriage are a major reason for disadvantaged groups, particularly poor girls, not making as much progress in enrolling
“Every child has the right to education”; I am sure that at some point or the other, we have all heard some variation of this very powerful statement. However, is every child given the right to education? We do not have to look far to notice the gaps in education availability between the developed and developing countries. I will be comparing and contrasting the educational system in Britain to that of a third world country, The Gambia. I will explore the history of Western education in The Gambia, and how this has played into Gambian perceptions of Western education. Because this class is interdisciplinary, I will attempt to make my paper well rounded by explaining my points from various perspectives including a historical, anthropological and gender perspective. After giving general differences and similarities, I will then concentrate specifically on the relationship between gender and education in both regions and how accessibility to education may differ on the basis of gender.
Although using non-profit organizations to aid developing countries will help children access and advance in their education, it will delay the goal of universal primary education for all, achieving it later than expected. For example, as these non-profit organizations hurry to get children into the classroom, there is too little focus on the quality of the education. The curricula often lack clear targets, are overloaded with subjects, do not meet the learning needs of the children, ignore cultural and regional factors, and put across distorted or stereotypical images of male and female social roles. Other frequently encountered problems are a failure to bring teaching times and curricula into line with the everyday lives of children and outdated teaching methods. Group work, independent learning, critical thought and problem solving, the use of new technologies, and the development of life skills tend to be neglected. As a result, pupils lack the crucial knowledge and skills that will later give them the confidence to make their way in the labor market ("The Situation in"). In addition to disregarding the quality of the education, using non-profit organizations to aid developing countries will create problems in the education system. For example, as the organizations help assist these developing
Education comes with social benefits as well which can improve the situation of the poor, such as lower fertility and improved health care of children ("Poverty and Education"). "Poor people are often unable to obtain access to an adequate education, and without an adequate education people are often constrained to a life of poverty." - Servaas Van Der Berg. The absolutely poor in developing countries have low education levels. Some may not even have access to primary education or may not have completed their primary education, not realizing that it is important to reduce poverty. Education is often poorly measured, and the impacts do not always show up as statistically significant in cross- country growth regressions (Levine & Renelt, 1992). Africa’s education crisis makes media headlines and analysis by the Brookings Center for Universal Education (CUE) explains why this needs to change. Progress towards universal primary education has come to a halt and learning levels of children who are in school are poor as well. Using a Learning Barometer, CUE estimates that 61 million African children will reach adolescence lacking even the most basic literacy and numeracy skills, this will deprive a whole generation of opportunities to develop and escape poverty ("Poverty, Education, & Opportunity").
In 2000, the United Nations introduced the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as part of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. The MDGs were established to attempt to improve overall well-being for as many people as possible, and targets issues such as poverty, starvation, and disease. This paper will focus on the development goal of achieving universal primary education, specifically focusing on the country of Ethiopia. Achieving universal primary education is important because it acts as a building block towards the development of counties as a whole. Primary education is not only a necessity, but a right to all individuals regardless of gender or class. Over the course of the last decade, Ethiopia has experienced vast improvements
On an international level, many steps have been taken to ensure a trend of continual increase in the numbers of women who not only have access to an education but also do not drop out of school and progress beyond just primary schooling. In the last 5-10 years especially, great emphasis has been placed on the prioritization of the education of women in the agendas of countries and international organizations. In a 2013 press briefing, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) emphasized “facilitating access to education for women and girls is vital to lift millions out of poverty and must be a priority for Governments and international organizations.”