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EDUCATION FOR ALL – A RIGHT ? 1. WHAT IS LITERACY? Literacy is a right Literacy is a foundation for all further learning Literacy carries important individual.

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1 EDUCATION FOR ALL – A RIGHT ? 1

2 WHAT IS LITERACY? Literacy is a right Literacy is a foundation for all further learning Literacy carries important individual and social benefits Literacy matters for poverty reduction Literacy drives progress towards the Education for All goals Literacy is a right still denied to 771 million adults Literacy is neglected on policy agendas

3 Education for All Goals Expanding early childhood care and education 2. Universal primary education by Equitable access to learning and life skills programs for young people and adults 4. 50% increase in adult literacy rates by Gender equality by Improving quality of education

4 Millennium Development Goals Achieve universal primary education Completion of full primary schooling by all children by 2015 Promote gender equality and empower women Eliminate gender disparity preferably by 2005 and no later than 2015

5 Progress towards UPE (Universal Primary Education) 47 countries have achieved UPE, 20 on track to achieve it by countries making good progress but may not achieve UPE by 2015 Significant enrolment increases in sub-Saharan Africa and South and West Asia Progress in countries with very low indicators Fees charged in 89 countries are a major barrier to progress HIV/AIDS impacts on education systems Substantial increases in school-age population expected in Africa, South and West Asia and the Arab States 23 countries at risk of not achieving UPE by 2015, due to declining enrolment of students 5

6 The Enrolment Challenge 6 Primary school enrolments have risen sharply in South and West Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, but these two regions are still home to 70% of the worlds 100 million out-of-school children

7 Benefits of Education 1.Self-esteem and empowerment: widening choices, access to other rights 2. Political benefits: increased civic participation in community activities,trade unions and local politics 3. Cultural benefits: questioning attitudes and norms; improves ability to engage with ones culture 4. Social benefits: better knowledge of healthcare, family planning and HIV/AIDS prevention; higher chance of parents educating children 5. Economic benefits: Returns on investment in adult literacy programmes are comparable to those in primary level education 7

8 EDUCATION - A THREE PRONGED APPROACH 8 Universal quality basic Education for girls and boys.Reducing fees.Teachers.Gender. Language. Health and nutrition.Public spending Increase youth and Adult literacy programmes Develop rich literate environments.National coordination.Partnerships.Literacy educators.Good curricula.Language policy.Public spending.School textbooks.Local language newspapers.Book publishing.Public broadcasting.Libraries.Access to information Strong political commitment is the starting point

9 Recommendations 9 The inclusive education triangle Three broad sets of policies which can combat illiteracy The learning environment Accessibility and affordability Entitlements and opportunities

10 SOLUTIONS TO END ILLITERACY Set equity-based targets for EFA goals and monitor progress. 2. Identify problems facing specific groups and adopt integrated policies to address them. 3. Integrate provision by NGOs within national education systems 4. Increase resource mobilization and strengthen equity in public spending. 5. Honour aid commitments in order to boost International donor funds for education.

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12 WILLIAMS ACADEMY CLASS OF 2013/14 COMPILED AND PRESENTED BY Team Leader Eric Manirakiza Team Coordinator SébastienCimpaye Stage Manager Michel Ndereyimana Team Members Patrick Dushime Isidore Havyarimana Diane Kamariza 12 EDUCATION A RIGHT FOR ALL


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