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  • Of the world's 6 billion people, 2.8 billion live on less than $2 a day and 1.2 billion on less than $1 a day.
  • Poverty reduction begins with children. Investing in children's education offers the best guarantee for achieving equitable and sustainable human development.
  • . UNICEF estimates that 1 in 5 adults are illiterate and 77 million children are missing primary education.
  • 9 of every 100 boys and 14 of every 100 girls who reach school age do not attend school.
  • It has been found that young people who have completed primary education are less than half as likely to contract HIV as those missing an education . (Oxfam)
  • If all children were in school, 700,000 lives a year would be saved.
  • The target number 3 of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is to “ ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling”.
  • Americans spend around $20 billion on ice creams every year and the cost of providing universal primary education per year is just half of that!
  • 2 million new teachers are needed today to provide kids with a decent education.
  • As the 2nd poorest country in Latin America, Nicaragua has 46% of its population living on less than $2 per day.
  • . In Nicaragua, only 50% of all children that enroll in 1st grade actually complete 6th grade.
  • . Kathy Adams (on the bicycle here) started Empowerment International (EI) that now helps more than 250 children in Nicaragua's poorest slums get education.
  • . $100 is what it takes us at Empowerment International to put a child in school for a year. Imagine, for the price of a pair of Nikes you can help a child attend school for 1 year!
  • . If you would like to learn more, please visit, http://www.empowermentinternational.wordpress.com