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Education in Developing Countries

This is a small article about education in developing countries and what we can do about it.



My definition of education is learning through school from years 1 to 12, the education in developing countries is with a low amount of teachers to school children.

Why and how the developing countries cannot make it compulsorily for kids to go to school because the developing countries cannot afford to build schools or pay for teachers, also even if they built a school, there is not enough money to pay for textbooks and notebooks and all teaching materials. Also it is not compulsory to attend school therefore children just get a job and get paid little money to feed their family. There is also a significant lack of teachers because of the low pay so they have to get another job and large classes. It is estimated that up to 35 million extra teachers are needed worldwide in order to make sure that all children have access to primary education.  Children who live in rural regions of developing countries have to walk extremely long distances to get to a school. It also occurs as the government in developing countries spends 3.4 – 5.7 percent of gross national income.

Around the world 121 million children do not have a chance to go to primary school, and in developing countries only 1 out of 3 children complete 5 years of schooling. Also the quality of the education is very poor as, by the end of four to six years of primary education, 30-50 percent of kids who leave school cannot read or write confidently and lack basic number skills.

What can be done to solve it is that people can donate to organizations that aim to help education rates in developing countries by sending people from their organization to poor villages and they build schools and give teachers textbooks to teach the children also they send money so that also they send money monthly so a child can attend school and get job later in life.

The things that have been accomplished are that organizations have helped children by sending them to school and helping them get an education so that they can get a job for the future so they can provide for their family. Also organizations have set up donation funds so that ordinary people can donate money so that children in Africa and other developing countries can get an education.

What I can do as an individual is I can sponsor a child through organizations e.g. world vision. You just have to pay $40 a month and they get to go to school for a month and have all the necessities they need like fresh water, food and shelter. This allows them to live for another month.

Some organizations that aim to help education in developing countries are world vision, Oxfam, live aid, live earth, make poverty history, CARE and unitus.

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  1. rutherfranc

    On January 30, 2009 at 11:48 pm


    informative piece you have here. thanks for the share

  2. hazvie

    On February 2, 2009 at 3:00 am


    true but very sad, hope someone will take that step and sponsor a child,thanx.

  3. nutuba

    On February 2, 2009 at 7:04 am


    An informative article about an important topic. Yeah, there is so much that can be done here.

  4. Joni Keith

    On February 2, 2009 at 11:13 am


    You’ve made some good points here, Denus. I think if we’re going to win the war against poverty globally, education is key.

  5. Olivia Reason

    On February 2, 2009 at 12:03 pm


    You clearly did your research and people should read about this, so, thumbs up for you!
    But maybe you could fix the first paragraph-’the education in developing countries is with a low amount of teachers’ might be hard to understand.

  6. Duke

    On February 2, 2009 at 4:38 pm


    This is a very informative article on a topic that should get more focus by world leaders. Great Job.

  7. ML Sheldon

    On February 3, 2009 at 4:29 pm


    Very good article.

  8. Lauren Axelrod

    On February 3, 2009 at 6:14 pm


    Excellent info. This was eye opening.

  9. Intrepidus

    On February 26, 2009 at 7:47 pm


    Education is a must in our society and yes people should be aware of the importance of education and regard it as a core of the development of human knowledge.

  10. Kate

    On May 16, 2009 at 7:17 pm


    i find it completely sickening and ironic that these articals about children not having education due to lack of money and yet if the world spent 1% of wat they spend on weapons every year on education then we could have every child around the world in school and having the proper equipment.
    if you go to this website, there are some very sickening statistics. http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats . it is very sad and depresing to read this and know that these peole are out there

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