More than 265 million children are currently out of school and 22% of them are of primary school age. In the last decade, major progress has been made in improving access to education at all levels and increasing enrollment rates at all levels in schools, especially for girls.
Basic knowledge has progressed dramatically, bur further efforts are needed to accelerate progress towards the goals of universal education. For example, the world has achieved gender equality in primary education, but few countries have reached this target at all levels of education.
The reasons for the lack of quality education are due to the lack of properly trained teachers, poor school conditions and equity issues related to opportunities for rural children. Achieving quality education is the foundation for improving people’s lives and sustainable development. In addition to improving their quality of life, access to inclusive and equitable education can help equip local populations with the tools to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.
Ensuring equal access of women and girls to education, health care, decent work and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will nurture sustainable economies and will beneficial to societies and to all of humanity (UN SDG).
FXB in action
Children’s rights are at the heart of our actions. Each of our programs is a response to the implementation – in the daily lives of children – of their rights as defined by the Convention of Children’s Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 20 November 1989, in particular article 28 which states that every child has the right to a quality education and learning opportunities – as well as goals 4 and 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Through its programs related to Education, FXB also contributes to the achievement of Goals 4 and 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals.