The Results of Educated Citizens are Well Documented
- By providing a safe and healthy learning environment, children have a place to sit, water to use, and food so that they can focus on their studies instead of hunger pains.
- Educated children carry information to the family about nutrition and disease, drastically reducing the number of farmers, teachers and parents that are wiped out every year from preventable disease.
- Over a period of ten years, universal primary education could save 7 million young people from contracting AIDS. (Global Campaign for Education)
- An extra year of primary school boosts girls’ wages by 10 to 20 percent. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to 25 percent.