Benefits of Education

Each additional year of schooling…

Increases
Income

One extra year of schooling increases an individual’s earnings by up to 10%; the effect can be double for women (UIS, World Bank)

Boosts Economic Growth

Each additional year of schooling raises average annual gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.37% (UIS)

Reduces Fertility Rates

Adding one more year of education decreases by at least 10 percentage points the probability of a girl giving birth when she is still a teenager (World Bank)

Saves Children’s
Lives

A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past the age of five, 50% more likely to be immunized, and twice as likely to attend school (The Learning Generation)

Mothers who complete primary school…

Reduce Maternal Death

If all mothers completed primary education, maternal deaths would be reduced by two-thirds, saving 189,000 lives (UNESCO/EFA)

Combat HIV
& AIDS

Women with post-primary education are five times more likely than illiterate women to be educated on the topic of HIV and AIDS (UNICEF)

Investing $1 in an additional year of schooling yields a $5 return on earning benefits and $10 on earning and health benefits in low-income countries.
(The Learning Generation)

Each additional year of schooling…

Increases
Income

One extra year of schooling increases an individual’s earnings by up to 10%; the effect can be double for women (UIS, World Bank)

Boosts Economic Growth

Each additional year of schooling raises average annual gross domestic product (GDP) by 0.37% (UIS)

Reduces Fertility Rates

Adding one more year of education decreases by at least 10 percentage points the probability of a girl giving birth when she is still a teenager (World Bank)

Saves Children’s
Lives

A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past the age of five, 50% more likely to be immunized, and twice as likely to attend school. (Education Commission, pg 99)

MOTHERS WHO COMPLETE PRIMARY SCHOOL…

Reduces Fertility Rates

Adding one more year of education decreases by at least 10 percentage points the probability of a girl giving birth when she is still a teenager (World Bank)

Combat HIV
& AIDS

Women with post-primary education are five times more likely than illiterate women to be educated on the topic of HIV and AIDS (UNICEF)

Investing $1 in an additional year of schooling yields a $5 return on earning benefits and $10 on earning and health benefits in low-income countries.

(The Learning Generation)

Barriers to Learning

Child Labor

Being forced to work / Working

Child Marriage

Being married as a child

Orphanhood

Losing your parents

Refugee Status

Fleeing conflict

Disability

Having a disability

Gender

Being a girl

Language

Speaking a different language

Learning Environment

Struggling to learn

Poverty

Being poor

Our vision is a world where no child is ever denied the chance to learn.


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