Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year: Education changes the world!

"Education, an Absolute Priority."

"Even today, over 100 million children throughout the world, of which 60% are girls, do not have access to an education. 250 million children aged from 5 to 14 do paid work in order to survive. 150 million of them work in highly dangerous conditions. 875 million of the world's adult population are illiterate - two thirds of this number are women."

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"Everyone has the right to education."

"A quality education throughout life is the birthright of every woman, man and child. In turn,  education, particularly that of girls and women, aids progress across all development goals."

Qian Tang, Ph.D. 
Assistant Director-General 
for Education UNESCO

A number of obstacles, including poverty, still keep 67 million children of primary-school age out of school, 53 per cent of whom are girls and almost 43 per cent of whom are in sub-Saharan Africa. 
Enrolment rates are slowing and being eroded by dropout, particularly in countries affected by armed con ict where over 40 per cent of out-of-school children live. 

Gender disparities continue to hamper progress in education. Around 17 per cent of the world’s adults – 793 million people, of whom twothirds are women – still lack basic literacy skills. 

Millions struggle to learn in overcrowded classrooms, without textbooks or quali ed teachers. 

An additional 2 million teachers will need to be recruited by 2015 to  achieve universal primary education, more than half of them in sub-Saharan Africa. (...)

in UNESCO Education brochure

"Good Teachers are milestones in our lives."

Happy New Year  to all the Teachers in the world! Let's continue our beautiful work in 2012!


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UNESCO and Education: Everyone has the right to education

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