It’s 2014 yet 58 Million Children Miss out on Education

An international summit supporting education in developing countries received £16.8 billion this week. The Brussels conference brought together educational ministers, aid organisations and United Nations agencies aiming to support 59 of the poorest countries.

Figures released from UNESCO reveal that there are 58 Million Children who have no access to school, with little progress seen since 2007, with girls being the more likely to miss out. Around 43% of those out of school – or 15 million girls and 10 million boys – will probably never set foot in a classroom if current trends continue.

The international community had previously set a goal that all children around the world would have access to elementary schooling by 2015, but these latest figures show that this target will be missed.

UNESCO figures, however, do show that there have been major improvements in 17 countries, including Morocco and Nepal who have managed to reduce the number of out-of-school children by 90%.

You can view the e-Atlas below, which provides an interactive and further exploration of each country explored for this report (Click map below, which will open in new window).


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