Good education is the key to sustainable change
Still every second child in the world does not learn to read, write and do arithmetic properly. Although school enrolment rates have risen in recent generations, the quality of teaching is often extremely poor. Even after six years of instruction, 50% of the 12-year-olds cannot master a simple division and cannot read a simple text. Marginalised groups, migrants, ethnic minorities and girls are particularly affected.
The promise of good education for all must be kept
As early as 2000, all the world’s heads of government promised their girls and boys a free and good basic education. School attendance is compulsory everywhere. But in reality there is still a huge gap between aspiration and reality: poverty and child labour still prevent many from attending school. Poor teacher training, rapid population growth, a lack of infrastructure, multilingual target groups and insufficient budgets all contribute to the fact that learning success lags far behind the curricula and proclaimed goals. We must change this!