In the past decade access to education has improved for millions of children. But far too many of the world’s most disadvantaged children remain excluded from school, and many of the children in school do not learn the basic skills they need to lead productive lives. Nearly 30 million African children out of school, and something must be done to alleviate this dire situation.
UNICEF suggests that “Education systems around the globe must do more than increase resources to engage the children excluded because of location, gender, disability, ethnic origin, violence or natural disaster. Addressing these challenges requires more than business as usual.” ITH Charities is responding to this need by sponsoring teachers, students, and in some cases entire schools primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa.