EDUCATION = GENDER EQUALITY
Education empowers women.
One additional school year can increase a woman’s earnings by 10% to 20%.
No education for girls = economic loss.
Some countries lose more than $1 billion USD a year by failing to educate girls to the same level as boys.
EDUCATION = ECONOMIC OP’S
Lifts people out of poverty.
Some 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty – reducing the global rate by 12% – if all students in low-income countries acquired basic reading skills.
Boosts economic growth.
Getting all children into basic education, while raising learning standards, could boost growth by 2% annually in low-incoming countries.
Saves children’s lives.
Over the past four decades, the global increase in women’s education has prevented more than 4 million child deaths. In Sub-Saharan Africa, approximately 1.8 million children’s lives could have been saved in 2008 if all their mothers had at least a secondary education.
EDUCATON = ENVIRONMENTAL STABILITY
Improves long term environmental sustainability.
by promoting concern, awareness and new attitudes.
Environmental skills education leads to environmental sustainability.
Understanding local environments, designing greener technologies, changing consumption and production patterns.