Children bear the brunt of
According to a UNICEF study, the
new Sustainable Development Goals now recognize that children are a priority in
the fight against poverty – the elimination of poverty by 2030 is the first goal
of the SDGs. Extreme poverty, measured at $1.90 per person per day,
disproportionately affects children – 387 million, or 19.5% of the world’s
children live in extreme poverty compared to just 9.2% of adults. Children
represent half of the poor yet are just one third of the underlying population.
Education is the only
possible way out of poverty
Is education the key to curing
poverty? One fact that can't be argued, however, is that poverty is
definitely a burden that prevents access to education. Poverty is not just
a problem; it is a crisis; it is an epidemic.
way in which human beings improve is through education, learning, and
understanding." - Confucious