Education Challenges

Much progress has been made, but many challenges remain to ensure all children can go to school and learn. Below is an overview of some of these challenges.
264 million
children and youth
are out of school
for the school year ending in 2015
Only 2.7%
of humanitarian aid
was invested in education
in 2016
35%
of the world's
out-of-school children
of primary school age
live in conflict-affected
countries, up from 30%
in 1999
US$39 billion
annual financing gap
to achieve quality pre-primary,
primary and secondary
education for all in low and lower
middle income countries by 2030
62 million
girls
between the ages of 6
and 14 are out of
school around the
world
US$1.25 a day
per child
in developing
countries to provide a
full education cycle
69 million
school teachers
are required to provide
every child with primary and secondary
education by 2030
4 out of 10
out-of-school children
will never enter a
classroom
274 million
primary school children worldwide
are not learning
basic foundational skills
necessary to lead productive and healthy lives
An estimated 90%
of children with disabilities
in the developing world do
not go to school
1 in 4
young people
in low and lower-middle income countries
is illiterate
54%
of out-of-school
children
of primary school age
live in sub-Saharan
Africa

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