Focus on Education

Education in all its forms is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. On individual level, education can be the difference between a life lived below or above the poverty line. On societal scale, educating girls is seen as the closest thing to a silver bullet for eradicating poverty.

How Education impacts poverty


A year of schooling increases an individual’s earnings by up to 10 percent - (UNESCO).


If everyone had the same amount of education, inequality in working poverty would shrink by 39 percent


“In 2050, GDP per capita in low-income countries would be almost 70 percent higher if all children were learning.” (GPE).


Some countries that fail to educate their girls properly lose out on an estimated $92billion in economic growth.

Meanwhile, in Nigeria..


Highest number of out-of- school children in the world.

10.5 million

About 10.5 million children are not in school even though primary education is officially free and compulsory.


of the total number of children of primary school age in Nigeria, only 39.4% are enrolled for primary education

one in every five of the world’s out-of-school children is in Nigeria.


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