The research is conclusive: When we reduce barriers to education, we set children up to thrive. It’s not only about knowledge and numbers, access to education reduces a child’s involvement in gangs and drugs, and lowers the amount of teen pregnancies in areas where adequate education is available. Education leads to healthier childhoods and, ultimately, to greater economic prospects as adults. Your sponsorship or gift helps provide children access to life-changing education programs in the communities we serve, as well as crucial health and dental services, life-skills and career-placement workshops, and more.
Children who participate in early childhood development achieve higher education and make more money as adults.
If all students in low-income countries gained basic reading skills, 171 million people could escape poverty.
The likelihood of infant mortality decreases up to 10% for every additional year of schooling a mother receives.
A woman’s earning potential goes up 20% for every year of schooling she completes.
Globally, 83% of children complete grade school. But 55% of youth do not finish high school.
Of the nearly 2 billion youth in the world, one-third are not employed, not in school, and not in formal training for work.
Students who graduate college see a 17% increase in earnings, compared with a 7% boost for high school grads.
If a child’s mother can read, they are 50% more likely to live past the age of five, and 2x as likely to attend school.
Over 265 million children are currently out of school — 22% of them are of primary school age.
In 2016, 132 million girls worldwide were not in school.
Access to education
We believe providing children access to education and resources ushers them into a world of ideas and knowledge, and creates lasting change in their lives. Education Pass offers four children a month tutoring or computer-skills programs to set them up for future success.
Learn more about Education Pass
- WHO Youth Violence Research, 2009
- UNICEF The State of the World’s Children, 2009
- UNESCO, 2012
- World Bank eLibrary. “Returns on Investments in Education,” 2002
- UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report, 2017
- The World Bank 2015
- The World Bank 2017
- Globalpartnership.org, Education Data Highlights
- Un.org, Education
- Results.Org, World Poverty and What you Can Do About It
- Lifewater.org, 9 Poverty Statistics that Everyone Should Know, January 28, 2020