1 billion children go to school every school day. But is that enough?
Many more of those 1 billion children are enrolled in school. Yet, for many of them schooling does not mean learning.
The reason behind this is, A lack of trained teachers, insufficient learning materials, classes with limited facilities
and these make learning very difficult for many children. And many children also come to school very tired, exausted, sleepy,
and sick, and this really makes the expirience of learning very hard.
The consequences of this are grave, an estimated 617 million children and adolescents
around the world are enable to reach minimum
proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, even though two thirds of them are in school.
As a result, without education they may not be able to move ahead in their carreers, and will face many barriers just to earn
minimum wages. This will also be a great down fall for their communities, because they won't be able to take part in important decisions,
threatening their ability to build a better future for themselves and their communities.
All children have the right to learn no matter, where they are from, their family status, their class, and and their financial satatus.
After all they are human.
Good education means, good, educated teachers that are motivated to teach, A friendly enviorment where kids are motivated to learn,
and instruction that all kids can understand and make it easy for them to learn. This also requires that the learning is monitered and
the outcomes of the learning is measured.
In 144 countries around the world, UNICEF works to provide learning opportunities that prepare children and adolescents
with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive.
This is UNICEF's plan for success for the children
Key Areas of Their Work
- Access: Gender-equitable access to quality education from early childhood to adolescence, including for children with disabilities, marginalized
children and those living in humanitarian and emergency settings.
- Learning and skills: Quality learning outcomes and skills development that come from strong education systems and innovative solutions.
- Emergencies and fragile contexts: Improved learning and protection for children in emergencies and on the move.
- In most developing countries, public school is not free. The costs of books, uniforms, and teachers’ salaries are borne by the students’ families.
- As much as 115 million children of primary school age are not enrolled in school.
- 67 million primary-school-age children are still denied the right to education.
- More than 226 million children do not attend secondary school.
- Of the 67 million out-of-school primary-school-age children, 53% are girls. Of the lower secondary out-of-school adolescents, 52% are girls.
- While girls are less likely to be in school, boys are more likely to repeat grades or drop out altogether.