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Save the Children UK
There are two sides to the story of the global effort to ensure every child’s right to a decent education.
The first story is one of real progress. Today, 51 million more children around the world are in a classroom than in 1990. The number of primary-age children who are out of school has almost halved in that time. But the second story shows that the job is only half done. Enormous challenges remain. Around the world, there are still 57 million children not in school.
It’s vital we tackle the crisis in education, and that we focus on the poorest and most disadvantaged children.
All children desperately need to learn skills if they’re going to find decent work, lead healthy lives and contribute to their countries’ development and growth. If all children left school able to read, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty.
By acting now to tackle the crisis in education, we can give every child the chance to fulfill their potential.