Focus on Education

Education in all its forms is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. On individual level, education can be the difference between a life lived below or above the poverty line. On societal scale, educating girls is seen as the closest thing to a silver bullet for eradicating poverty.

How Education impacts poverty

1

A year of schooling increases an individual’s earnings by up to 10 percent - (UNESCO).

2

If everyone had the same amount of education, inequality in working poverty would shrink by 39 percent

3

“In 2050, GDP per capita in low-income countries would be almost 70 percent higher if all children were learning.” (GPE).

4

Some countries that fail to educate their girls properly lose out on an estimated $92billion in economic growth.

Meanwhile, in Nigeria..

#1

Highest number of out-of- school children in the world.

10.5 million

About 10.5 million children are not in school even though primary education is officially free and compulsory.

39.4%

of the total number of children of primary school age in Nigeria, only 39.4% are enrolled for primary education

one in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria.

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