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1 Universal Primary Education by Taryn Reid

2 Millennium Development Goal #2: Ensure that all boys and girls complete a full course of primary schooling

3 True or False Currently, over 80% of the world has access to primary education.

4 True In 2010, 90% of the goal was reached.

5 True or False Over 100 million children in the world lack basic reading and writing skills.

6 True Globally, 123 million youth (aged 15 to 24) lack basic reading and writing skills.

7 True or False There is no difference in a lack of availability to education between boys and girls.

8 False Girls are at the greatest disadvantage in receiving access to education at the primary school age. Globally, as of 2010, there were 95 literate young women for every 100 young men.

9 True or False To achieve Universal Primary Education would cost $10 billion a year.

10 True

11 George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars has a net worth of $5.2 billion.

12 Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook has a net worth of $35.7 billion.

13 Why is education important? What are the benefits of receiving a primary education?

14 Benefits of Universal Primary Education Reduces poverty Lowers child mortality rate Fights HIV and AIDS Promotes gender equality Promotes economic growth Promotes concern for the environment Overall safety Provides access to food and shelter

15 Increases vulnerability Abuse Exploitation Disease Increased cycle of poverty, gender inequality, and higher child mortality rates Lack of Education

16 Percentage of children attending primary school by region

17 Minimum Learning Standards

18 Girls and Education When countries run low on money, girls are the first to be excluded Discrimination Higher likelihood of experiencing violence or sex trafficking

19 Multiplier Effect Educated girls are likely to marry later and have fewer children and more likely to survive and be better nourished and educated Investing in 100% of the population rather than 50% Educated girls will make them more involved politically, in the work place, and at home Girls and Education

20 Ratio of Girls to Boys in Secondary School

21 The #1 barrier keeping children out of school is household poverty Child labor/exploitation Human trafficking, slave trade, child soldiers Discrimination and racism Girls are more likely to be excluded Violence Barriers

22 Barriers School fees!! (books, uniforms, teachers salaries) Poor education system No focus on secondary school Large classes and different varying standards Location/lack of accessibility

23 Ex: Colombia ,000 children were involved in child warfare Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia & National Liberation Army Children as young as 8 armed with guns and using missiles Child Warfare

24 What has been achieved so far? The primary school net enrolment rate in the developing regions has reached an estimated 91 percent in 2015, up from 83 percent in The literacy rate among youth aged 15 to 24 has increased globally from 83 percent to 91 percent between 1990 and The number of out-of-school children of primary school age worldwide has fallen by almost half, to an estimated 57 million in 2015, from 100 million in Many countries have already achieved full primary completion: East Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Central Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

25 Why do you think so much progress was made the first few years of the MDG, yet progress has now slowed? What factors could have slowed the process?

26 What can be done to ensure Universal Education? Increase funding! Open Education Promote secondary education Start to train teachers Build schools and classrooms Improve instructional technology Remove barriers to attendance Cultural stigmas (gender stigmas) Fees and lack of transportation

27

28 Peace Corps Teach for America Barefoot College CARE Escuela Nueva NGOs and Education

29 Be part of the MDGs and help achieve these goals Donate money to organizations that help build schools worldwide or encourage education Donate books to schools, libraries or community centers Get Educated Volunteer abroad: tutor and mentor students What can YOU do?

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