o 72 million children around the world are currently denied the chance to go to school. More than 55% of out-of-school children are girls.
o The quality of education is still lacking. Young adults with five years of primary schooling have a 40% chance of being illiterate.
o Over the last decade progress has been made with 40 million more children in school compared with 2000.
o US$16 billion in aid is needed to give children an education; currently only US$2.7 billion* is given.
o 11 million more teachers are required to make education for all children a reality
o A child who goes to school will earn an extra 10% for every year of schooling they receive
o A child who completes Primary School is 50% less likely to become infected with HIV/AIDS.
o A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five. (Source 1GOAL website: http://www.join1goal.org/en/about-1goal/faqs )