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1. As of 2012, 31 million primary-school pupils worldwide dropped out of school. An additional 32 million repeated a grade.
2. In the sub-Saharan, 11.07 million children leave school before completing their primary education. In South and West Asia, that number reaches 13.54 million.
3. While girls are less likely to begin school, boys are more likely to repeat grades or drop out altogether.
4. According to UNESCO, 61 million primary school-age children were not enrolled in school in 2010.
Of these children, 47 percent were never expected to enter school, 26 percent attended school but left, and the remaining 27 percent are expected to attend school in the future.
5. Children living in a rural environment are two times more likely to be out of school than urban children. Additionally, children from the wealthiest 20 percent of the population are four times more likely to be in school than the poorest 20 percent.
6. In developing, low-income countries, every additional year of education can increase a person’s future income by an average of 10 percent.
7. Children who are born to educated mothers are less likely to be stunted or malnourished. Each additional year of maternal education also reduces the child mortality rate by 2 percent.
8. Women with a primary school education are 13 percent more likely to know that condoms can reduce their risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. An education can help decrease the spreading of this virus by promoting safer sexual practices.
9. 53 percent of the world’s out-of-school children are girls and two-thirds of the illiterate people in the world are women.
10. Education empowers women to make healthy decisions about their lives. For example, women in Mali with a secondary level education or higher have an average of 3 children, while those with no education have an
average of 7.
11. The youth literacy rates in South America and Europe are among the highest with 90-100 percent literacy. The African continent, however, has areas with less than 50 percent literacy among children ages 18 and under
Two-thirds of the world's 880 million illiterate adults are women. Girls are more than 70 percent of the 125 million children who don't have a school to attend. Significantly more girls than boys enrolled in the first grade fail to complete the first cycle of primary school.
Social traditions and deep-rooted religious and cultural beliefs are most often the barriers to expanding girls' educational opportunities in undeveloped countries around the world.
Did you know that:
In parts of the Horn of Africa girls are abducted for marriage, causing them to be reluctant to walk the far distances to get to school?
Throughout the Sahel region of Africa and parts of the Middle East, a dowry system, often promoting that girls leave their studies, is still in place?
The AIDS crisis in Southern Africa and Asia drives many young women, little more than children themselves, to become heads of families, become involved in child trafficking and drop out of school?
In parts of Latin America, girls and women from indigenous areas have little opportunity to learn to read and write?
or making women wear burkas.
Or that Muhammed flew up to heaven on a horse and that women and girls are unworthy of respect and education?
how do you associate these things with education?
Now, I'd like to hear your comments and thoughts about the post above yours by theabsolutetruth.
Until certain 'we are superior' religions
re educate themselves into being able
to live peacefully as global citizens
they should not be global citizens. They should be allowed their own
space to keep to their own ways and
leaving others alone, or re educate
Throughout the Sahel region of Africa
and parts of the Middle East, a dowry
system, often promoting that girls
leave their studies, is still in place?
A dowry system that promotes girls to leave study? How does that happen?
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by logical7
You might want to make it clear that the second quoted remark was not mine. You are at that point responding to theabsolutetruth.
And incidentally, there are several countries "over your way" that ARE "democratic" (the US is actually a Republic, not a Democracy).....and DO want Western ideologies. I believe India is one of those...
You have also learnt an ideology along with getting educated and you believe that ideology to be better and try to push for it while you think you are just wanting to make everyone educated and getting confused when you see resistance and then you label them as backward people who don't want education!
an appropriate smear campaign
I don't have an "ideology".
I think any ONE ideology is out of place in a school-room. Teach them ALL,
And I'd like to remind you and our readers that YOU are the one who has said that "lack of education" is the problem with Extremists and Muslims who practice terrorism.
So you will be ok to teach secularism and sharia in schools at your place? That would sure help increase understanding of Islam and that its not the enemy.
You don't think your posts that continue to paint ALL AMERICANS as evil, wanton sinners is a SMEAR CAMPAIGN?
I have MANY TIMES pointed out and denounced the Western Military/ industrial/corporate Complex as Evil. Yet you continue to try to make ME the bad guy who refuses to see both sides, and you NEVER come into my threads doing so to say "thanks for pointing out the wrong things the West is doing". Ever.
yet you continue demanding "What are good muslims doing?"!!!
Until certain 'we are superior' religions re educate themselves into being able to live peacefully as global citizens they should not be global citizens.
We do not need people of such an education in our lands, we do not need their beliefs, we have our own and we allow others to have theirs.
This is proof that educating people in such ways makes them global citizens with a hazard light and siren.
When most of the world is either fully paid into freedom, democracy etc or heading that direction (albeit not sans corruption, yet), the toxic baggage that comes with those practicing the opposite of freedom of thought and belief has the world on the verge of WW3.
I would suggest a global solution preventing it, now.
Such religions that consider themselves superior, and wants death to those that do not believe in the same as they do, should not be in the global arena. Recent events have proven this to be wise.
Just to add some perspective and
keep on topic, this thread is about
how certain ways of educating and or
lack of education due to religious
beliefs affects the world.
Places like the UK and US have opened
their doors to those of ''we are
superior'' belief systems which is a
kind gesture, especially in places like
the UK where it enables automatic
entitlement to free money, housing, healthcare, free advice, legal aid etc,
whilst they are set about the
preparation of bombs that blew up
people on the public transport
systems because they were angry at
the very people paying for all their free things for not believing in the same as
You obviously have been brain washed......
You are caught up into...
When most of the world is either fully paid into freedom, democracy etc or heading that direction (albeit not sans corruption, yet), the toxic baggage that comes with those practicing the opposite of freedom of thought and belief has the world on the verge of WW3. I would suggest a global solution preventing it, now.
You complain about muslims trying to impose their beliefs on others and yet your own posts are soaked in praising "your way" and your wish that it is taken up by the whole world!!