25 Compelling Reasons Why Education Is Important

While provisions of food, shelter, and healthcare are all necessary for alleviating poverty in the developing world, the most sustainable way to help a community improve its standard of life in the long run is to provide education for its residents. Educated people are more aware of health issues, they farm more effectively, and they can begin to help others around them. For these reasons we here at List25 have decided to collaborate with Pencils of Promise, a non-profit organization that works to build schools in isolated and poverty stricken communities around the world. We want to help them change the lives of a generation. And here’s the cool part…we’re inviting you, our readers, to help! Our goals is to raise $25,000. For this amount we can build, staff, and maintain a school. If you are willing to help us change the world, then you can come find out more and partner with us. We appreciate your support and believe that together we can make a tangible impact in the lives of the next generation. These are 25 compelling reasons why education is important.

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Today, about 61 million primary school aged children are out of school

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About 40 million of these children live in poor, conflict afflicted countries.

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An estimated 250 million children cannot read, write, or count well

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Education can save lives. A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to live past age 5

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Every additional year of maternal education reduces the child mortality rate by 2 percent

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