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  1. 1. Hey you viewers! Check this out...
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Poverty reduction begins with children. Investing in children's education offers the best guarantee for achieving equitable and sustainable human development.
  4. 4. . UNICEF estimates that 1 in 5 adults are illiterate and 77 million children are missing primary education.
  5. 5. 9 of every 100 boys and 14 of every 100 girls who reach school age do not attend school.
  6. 6. 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)
  7. 7. If all children were in school, 700,000 lives a year would be saved.
  8. 8. 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”.
  9. 9. 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!
  10. 10. 2 million new teachers are needed today to provide kids with a decent education.
  11. 11. As the 2nd poorest country in Latin America, Nicaragua has 46% of its population living on less than $2 per day.
  12. 12. . In Nicaragua, only 50% of all children that enroll in 1st grade actually complete 6th grade.
  13. 13. . Kathy Adams (on the bicycle here) started Empowerment International (EI) that now helps more than 250 children in Nicaragua's poorest slums get education.
  14. 14. . $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!
  15. 15. . If you would like to learn more, please visit, http://www.empowermentinternational.wordpress.com

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