Trust in your abilities

Reading, writing, numeracy and social-emotional skills are the fundamental elements to be able to achieve all other educational outcomes that are the basis of development and growth. 

The very high level of global learning poverty is a sign that many education systems, despite the progress made in recent decades to improve access to schools, have failed to guarantee effective methods and techniques to foster learning. 

The scale of the learning challenge is immense.

The pre-Covid learning poverty was already worrying, but now the situation is tragically falling all over the world bringing with it the future of an entire generation, especially in low and middle-income countries.

In these countries, the learning poverty rate was already estimated at 57% in 2019, and in sub-Saharan it reached 86%. To this terrifying scenario we must add that global progress against learning poverty had already stopped: between 2015 and 2019 there was no reduction of the phenomenon.

Since the post-pandemic phase in low- and middle-income countries, 7 out of 10 children suffer from chronic learning poverty. This means that all gains in learning poverty recorded from 2000 to 2015 have been lost.

Concerted action is urgently needed, every country must give priority to the well-being of children and young people to safeguard its future, it is essential to mark a turning point in education and schooling.