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Child Education

Facts About Education

Learn the facts about education in developing countried and how it affects children and their families.

•  An estimated 130 million of the world’s 15- to 24- year-olds cannot read or write.



•  There are 781 million illiterate adults worldwide, and 64% of them are women.



•  Nearly 115 million children are out of school.  Globally, some 53% of the children out of primary school are girls, meaning that for every 100 boys out of school, 115 girls are in the same situation.



•  Of the 22 countries where more than half the population is illiterate, 15are in Africa.



•  Only 14.4% of GDP per capita is spent on primary education.



•  About 75% of children out of primary school in developing countries have mothers who did not go to school.



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