More than 75% of all children out of school worldwide live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
Statistics / Introduction:
Unfortunately, there are children around the world without access to basic or primary education centers and many existing education centers are understaffed or not equipped to provide a solid foundation for education.
- More than three quarters of all children out of school worldwide live in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
- Secondary school net attendance or enrollment rates are below 50 percent in many countries, including most of Africa.
As technology advances in developing country, many children throughout the world fall further behind their counterparts because they don’t have the basic resources needed. Household data from 42 countries show that rural children are twice as likely to be out of school as children living in urban areas. The data also show that the rural-urban gap is slightly wider for girls than for boys. But the biggest obstacle to education is poverty.
Girls in the poorest 20 per cent of households have the least chance of getting an education: they are 3.5 times more likely to be out of school than girls in the richest households and four times more likely to be out of school as boys in the richest households. Boys from the richest households are the least likely to be out of school (10 per cent), compared to all other groups.
Children remain out of school for a variety of reasons, including cost. Social and cultural barriers to education are also common. In many countries, educating girls is widely perceived as being of less value than educating boys.
Constructing, supplying and supporting education and computer learning centers provides the basic tools to influence the next generation.