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UNICEF Report Reemphasizes Need for Education

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) released it's 2011 State of the World's Children report. Read the full report here.

Regarding education, half of the world's 1.2 billion adolescents are not able to attend secondary school. Also, only 12 percent (144 million) adolescents live in developed nations.

In addition, where secondary schooling is available, "primary schools tend to be of higher quality."

According to the report, education's underlying goal in disadvantaged children is "to grant them the opportunity to gain the skills to make a decent living, and the knowledge they need to protect themselves and realize their rights."

Givology's own core and foundation commit to reach to complete those goals by financing educational opportunities abroad with donations. With its three years in operation, Givology has helped more and more children every year, and we have taken our benefactors along for the full journey, updating them with how the children are doing.

Givology's purpose is to reverse the perpetuating cycle many children in third-world regions are facing. By providing them with the opportunity to learn, they can advance up the socioeconomic ladder and make a difference. Education is the basis of the rest of our lives, and we must help other children attain the same opportunities we take for granted.

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