How well would you do if you were back in the classroom today? Do you think that you’d be able to answer questions that most 10-year-olds should be able to answer? Well, here’s your chance! Take our quiz and find out your scorecard.
Why are we focusing on 10-year-olds?
Before the pandemic, a shocking 90% of 10-year-olds in low-income countries struggled to read and understand simple stories or school tests. The COVID-19 pandemic will make this global learning crisis even worse and girls, in particular, may fall through the cracks as they are at risk of never returning to school and getting an education.
We have seen school closures, the difficulties of home learning, and the glaring divide between those who are able to learn at home and those who are not. At the peak of the pandemic, 1.6 billion children were pushed out of school and 8 out of 10 children in 46 countries reported that they had learned very little or nothing at all since it began. We need to act now to ensure that this global learning crisis doesn’t turn into a catastrophe for the future of entire generations.
What can be done?
In the coming months, world leaders will meet to agree on a global response to this learning crisis. This is our chance to tell them to invest in quality education for all children, whether they live in New York City or Nairobi. We need them to fully fund the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the largest global fund and partnership dedicated exclusively to education.
The GPE seeks an investment of US$5 billion between 2021-2025 so that 175 million children can learn in 87 lower-income countries, 88 million more children can attend school, so that we can add $164 billion to partner economies and lift 18 million people out of poverty.
Sign our petition now to tell governments to invest in every child’s future.