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    Chinese Proverb

    "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."

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    Breaking the cycle.

    Lack of access to quality education keeps millions of people from being able to escape extreme poverty around the world.

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  • Wise Words

    "If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."

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    George Peabody

    "Education, a debt due from the present to future generations."

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    Malcolm Forbes

    "Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."

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Striving for an education

Many countries have managed to get more children into school by putting an end school fees. But, there are still various problems making it impossible for many children to go to school.

A shortage of schoolhouses and trained teachers are just some of the problems that many governments face in providing an education for children in their country. 

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    Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

    Although many countries have managed to get more kids into school, many families still face problems as they try to get their children an education, such as having to pay for school uniforms and books. A lack of education also increases the likelihood that children won’t have access to clean water and sanitation, becoming more susceptible to malnutrition and sickness.


    Weighing the Odds

    For many poor families it is hard to see the good of sending their children to school when they could be earning money for the family instead.



    Teacher, Teacher

    Many countries that have managed to get more kids into school now face the problem of not having enough teachers for the children. Some classrooms have as many as 80 students to one teacher.



    Right to Read

    Did you know that around the world 69 million children are currently out of school and more than 700 million cannot read? Teaching children to read is the first step to solving a number of critical health, social and development issues.

  • Questions about Education

    1. What are the main factors inhibiting education in some countries?
    2. How is education around the world different than education in Canada?
    3. Why are girls less able to go to school?
    4. What can we do to help?
  • Resources for Grades K-6


    Comparing Education Around the World

    Through this activity, students can experience how education differs around the world.
     Source: PBS LearningMedia

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  • Resources for Grades 7-12


    Voices of Youth

    Voices of Youth is an online global community for young people to learn about development issues (such as Education) and an outlet through which to express their opinions. Source: UNICEF

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