- 57 million children are not in school and another 250 million children leave school without basic numeracy and literacy skills.
- Education empowers individuals, contributes to greater economic growth, produces healthier populations, and builds more stable, equitable societies.
- The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) provides funding to help implement the education plans for the poorest countries in the world; many of them in our region.
- Education financing is declining. Now is an unprecedented opportunity for Australia to show leadership in reversing the global ‘learning crisis’ by pledging generously to the GPE.
Photo credit: The GPE