For millions of children in developing countries, another missed school year is another missed opportunity to lift themselves out of the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. buildOn is breaking this cycle by breaking ground on a new school every three days in seven developing countries. More than 100,000 children, parents and grandparents attend 900+ buildOn constructed schools every day, including equal numbers of female and male students. Here’s why creating these educational opportunities is so important:
buildOn is raising awareness of the Global Education Crisis and sharing stories of the lives of students we’ve empowered. We need your help to spread our message and educate more students:
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- United Nations: http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/education.shtml
- UNESCO: http://www.uis.unesco.org/literacy/Pages/data-release-map-2013.aspx
- United Nations Development Programme: http://hdr.undp.org/en/content/human-development-index-hdi
- CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
- UNESCO National Literacy Campaign: http://www.unesco.org/uil/litbase/?menu=14&programme=122
- UN Global Education First Initiative: http://www.globaleducationfirst.org/infographics.html
- UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report:http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/ED/pdf/UNESCO_PolicyPaper_07EN.pdf
- UNESCO: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/education/themes/education-building-blocks/literacy/resources/statistics/
- Los Angeles Times: http://articles.latimes.com/2004/nov/01/world/fg-haitischools1
- World Literacy Foundation: http://www.worldliteracyfoundation.org/7-09-2012/
- Brookings Institution: http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Research/Files/Reports/2013/12/improving%20learning%20outcomes%20girls%20africa/walker_girls_education.pdf
Posted September 25, 2014 in News by buildOn