The Power of School: Improve Lives & Climate Change
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Updated on: 14 Dec 2020
Education can reduce poverty, help stop climate change and improve lives at the same time! Quality education for all is a Sustainable Development Goal in its own right : let’s look at why.
Education and poverty
Poverty is more common in countries with poorly developed education systems.
In many parts of the world, it is hard for children from poorer families to go to school. This limits their job prospects when they get older, meaning they are more likely to stay poor, and less likely to be able to send their children to school . And so the cycle goes on: lack of education traps people in poverty .
On the flipside, education can help people escape povertybecause better educated people can access better paid jobs .
In Sub-Saharan Africa, home to more than half of the world’s poorest people, each additional year of education makes a large difference to people’s earning prospects .