Children in Saint Peter's School, Simalia, India
The 2012 report of the United Nations on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals highlights that many developing countries have made significant progress with regard to universal primary education. Enrolment rates of children of primary school age increased significantly in sub-Saharan Africa, from 58 to 76 per cent between 1999 and 2010. In four other developing regions (Northern Africa, Eastern Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and South-Eastern Asia), the rate increased to at least 95 per cent.
More and more children seem to have access to education, a very positive evolution, but there is still a huge challenge with regard to the quality of education. In many developing countries there is a serious lack of teachers resulting in overcrowded classrooms, lack of school furniture and didactic material, lack of basic teaching skills, ... The drop-out rate is still high in many developing countries, especially among children from disadvantaged groups, which makes it more difficult for them to escape poverty. In 2010, there were 71 million young adolescents (typically aged 12-15 years) out of school around the world, this is about twice the population of a country such as Canada. Millions of young people lack the skills that could help them to improve their own living conditions. More info
By giving quality education to more than 13,000 vulnerable children and adolescents in more than 50 schools in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America, Fracarita International contributes to make education a dream- come-true for all.
Below: a list with all education centres/schools of Fracarita International. Click on a centre for more information.