Originally posted on the GHNI website
“Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability,” proclaims The World Bank. GHNI’s Transformational Community Development (TCD) process includes helping villagers provide primary education to every boy and girl in their village.
Please read the below well-researched statistics on the relationship between education and poverty…
1. Education improves the overall well-being of the child and his/her community.
“Poverty hits children hardest. While a severe lack of goods and services hurts every human, it is most threatening to children’s rights: survival, health and nutrition, education, participation, and protection from harm and exploitation. It creates an environment that is damaging to children’s development in every way – mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. ” UNESCO
“Getting every child into school and learning … is essential to reducing global poverty, improving health, fostering peace, bolstering democracy, improving environmental sustainability and increasing gender equality.” UNESCO
2. Educating children assures healthier, longer lives which will be more productive.
“Women with some formal education are more likely to seek medical care during pregnancy, ensure their children are immunized, be better informed about their children’s nutritional requirements, and adopt improved sanitation practices. As a result, their infants and children have higher survival rates and tend to be healthier and better nourished.” The World Bank
3. Education offers children greater earning potential in adulthood.
“Education is a human right and a strong catalyst for social progress. Each dollar spent on education yields US$10 to US$15 in economic growth over a child’s lifetime.” UNESCO
Through TCD, we come alongside villagers to help them find ways to provide culturally relevant solutions to deliver a primary school education to every boy and girl in their village. Won’t you join us?
Educate village children to end extreme poverty!