Goal 4 – Education
An educated population can change the world. Through education, people are better suited to make decisions for themselves and their communities. Education also equips individuals with valuable skill sets that can ensure a better quality of life, not only for them, but for their families and their community. At #GlobalResolutions, we encourage you to contribute to #education as your personal resolution. #GlobalResolutions seeks to partner with organizations tackling this issue. Join the community.
Enrollment in primary education in developing regions reached 90 per cent in 2010, up from 82 per cent in 1999, which means more kids than ever are attending primary school. Even as countries with the toughest challenges have made large strides, progress on primary school enrollment has slowed. One in ten children of primary school age was still out of school in 2012. Gender gaps in youth literacy rates are also narrowing.
In 2012, 58 million children of primary school age were out of school. Globally, 781 million adults and 126 million youth (aged 15 to 24) worldwide lack basic reading and writing skills, and more than 60 per cent of them are women. Children of educated mothers—even mothers with only primary schooling—are more likely to survive than children of mothers with no education.