Education & Skills Training
In this modern world, why do so many people in so many countries still fail to get education?
Cost is one obvious reason why children, for example, do not get education, given that poor families must meet their essential needs – food and shelter – first. Therefore, parents may prefer that their children work to supplement household income, do household chores or care for sick family members.
Another reason to ponder: many children who do attend school receive an inadequate education because of poorly trained, underpaid teachers, overcrowded classrooms, and a lack of basic tools such as textbooks, blackboards, even pens and paper.
||The major challenges outlined in the UNESCO’s Global Monitoring Report (released October 2007), among others, are:
- About 100 million children worldwide are still out of school, 53% of them being girls.
- Twenty-three (23) countries at risk of not achieving universal primary education targets (MDG #2) by 2015.
- Primary school fees are still a major barrier to education in many countries.
- One hundred and fifteen (115) countries have gender disparities in secondary education.
- Enrolments in early childhood education and care programmes remain static.
- Less than 2/3 of children enrolled complete the primary school cycle.
- Many countries face the severe shortage of qualified teachers.
- Some 771 million people aged 15 and above do not have access to basic literacy skills.
- Governments and aid agencies give little attention to youth and adult literacy programmes.
Therefore, they should not be excluded from education due to poverty, gender or ethnic background.
Muslim Aid Australia helps to deliver education by providing educational materials and developing programmes of study. Our programmes range from pre-school initiatives to adult education programmes. Through education we aim to give people the skills they need to create a sustainable and brighter future for themselves as well as their communities.
Join us in our quest to provide education for citizens of the world.
Economic Empowerment for Women in Pakistan
Vocational Training Centre in Pakistan
Skills Development Centre in Pakistan
South Africa Student Relief Fund