Access to Education

A Brief Description

Access to education, for children and adults alike, remains to be a daunting problem in both developed and developing countries. In developed countries, factors such as austerity programs, ripple effects from the great recession, and employment trends adversely affect the quality and quantity of school provided to students. College education has also risen to unaffordable levels for most families.

In developing countries, societies often lack the basic infrastructure to support sustainable education institutions. Internal strife and economic factors could also affect the ability for school-age children, especially for girls. While education could very well be the first steps to create a virtuous cycle out of povery, it is often negelected by policy makers.  

The latest Hackathons and Wiki Entries for Access to Education:


HackingEDU is a hackathon conceived and executed by students, for students, with the intent of disrupting the classroom and really pushing the envelope on the contemporary education system. This is the largest student run hackathon encompassing all the...

When? Where? HackDuke is on Saturday, March 29th to Sunday, March 30th. It is hosted on Duke University's West Campus, Gross Hall.

What is the application process like? If you're a Duke student, fill out...


Education is a basic human right and should be made available to everyone, yet 75 million children throughout the world still do not attend primary school, and almost half of them have never received any  education at all.


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