Education

Education empowers individuals and communities through the transfer of knowledge, skills and habits from one entity to another.

Why Care?

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

- Sydney J. Harris

By the numbers

  • 81%

    of students say they’re bored because the material isn’t interesting.

  • 46%

    of U.S. high school students say they find school boring.

  • 4 million

    child deaths have been prevented over the past four decades by the global increase in women's education.

  • 1 million

    primary-school students dropped out of school in 2012. An additional 32 million repeated a grade.

  • Nearly 1 billion

    people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.

Why Care?

The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.

- Sydney J. Harris

By the numbers

  • 81%

    of students say they’re bored because the material isn’t interesting.

  • 46%

    of U.S. high school students say they find school boring.

  • 4 million

    child deaths have been prevented over the past four decades by the global increase in women's education.

  • 1 million

    primary-school students dropped out of school in 2012. An additional 32 million repeated a grade.

  • Nearly 1 billion

    people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.

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