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Sources: Providing education for all
Problem Although education is regarded as a fundamental human right, by 2030 around 200 million children will still be out of school [1,2]. Access to education is seen as vital because schooling provides people with the opportunity to develop skills to improve their lives . Education improves people’s health, reduces disaster risk, and combats climate change [4-6]. Lack of access to quality education happens due to overfilled classrooms, lack of funding, lack of (qualified) teachers, exclusion of marginalized people, gender inequality, hunger, and location [7-12].
Facts and Figures
In 2015, 57 million children of primary school age were out of school. 
During the global pandemic, remote learning remains out of reach for at least 500 million students 
Thanks to the efforts of charitable organisations worldwide, the primary school completion rate reached 84 percent in 2018, up from 70 percent in 2000. Under current trends, the rate is expected to reach 89 percent by 2030. 
Approx. 28 million children that are out of school are located in Sub-saharan Africa .
In 2018, 773 million adults, two thirds of them women, remained illiterate. 
53% of all children in low and middle-income countries cannot read and understand a short story by the time they are finishing primary school .
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing more than 1.6 billion children and youth to be out of school in 161 countries. This is close to 80% of the world’s enrolled students .
Solution Progress in regards to school attendance has been made but learning is not always guaranteed . Closing the gap of educational funding will help solve many of the current challenges. Further effective solutions include the implementation of school meals, training qualified teachers and tackling gender inequality [16-18]. Partnerships involving parents, the local community and the private and public sectors are essential in creating a positive impact on both primary and higher education [19-23].