29th February 2020
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420 million people would be lifted out of poverty with a secondary school education.

If every girl received 12 years of quality education, earnings for women could increase by up to US$30 trillion globally.

One additional year of school can increase a woman’s earnings by up to 20 percent.

A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to live past the age of 5

One dollar invested in early education equals US$17 in returns for the most dis-advantaged children

An effective teacher is the most important factor in a student’s learning: not buildings, not desks and chairs

Keeping girls in school benefits them and their families, communities and countries

Education can break the cycle of discrimination experienced by children with disabilities.

Read more facts on how education promotes peace


Ides Ofune

Ides Ofune is currently a PhD Student at the University of Leeds. Her research focuses on civil society and accountability in improving the quality of education. She is the founder of Desert Bloom Initiative and editor of Desert Bloom Advisory. Ides is very passionate about education and creating an inclusive society. She speaks French and English fluently. She can be reached at info@desertbloomadvisory.com