Poverty and lack of education are problems that are slowly going away in our world, but we still have a long way to go to completely eradicate them.
The United Nations initiated the Millennium Development Project in 2002 to reverse eight of the world’s most profound problems — including hunger, poverty, and illiteracy.
The project hopes to give all children everywhere access to a full primary school education, but at the current rate of progress there will still be over fifty million children without educational opportunities by the deadline.
In this video, Group COO and Board Member of GEMS Education explains the projected deficit, and what can be done to accomplish global access to education.
The UN recently launched a new campaign called the Emergency Coalition for Global Education Action, in conjunction with the Millennium Project, that hopes to inspire action among domestic governments and private organizations to end educational barriers.
Wondering what the program is going to do and how you can show your support? Watch the video below!
The Literacy Site is a place where people can come together to help children gain access to a good education. In addition to signing petitions, shopping for the cause, and staying informed about literacy and education, visitors can take just a moment each day to click on an orange button to provide books for children in need. Visit The Literacy Site and click today - it's free!