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Everyone has a right to education, UN Declaration of Human Rights

Over 80 million children are currently out of school.

60% of the children not attending school are girls.







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Some children have to work to buy food so can’t go to school.

Some children live too far away from their nearest school.

In some countries you would have to pay to go to primary school, but many families can’t afford the fees.

There is a global shortage of 2 million teachers.



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Quality education can play a crucial role in reducing poverty.

Around 25% of young people in the world live on less than $1 (£0.60) a day.

The United Nations has set the goal to give all children in the world primary education by 2015.






Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day, teach a person to fish and you feed them for a lifetime.
Chinese Proverb



If we are to reach real peace in this world ... we shall have to begin with the children.
Mahatma Gandhi



Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela






Education statistics from http://www.campaignforeducation.org/youth/

Education quotes from http://en.wikiquote.org/