Universal Primary Education
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.
The children most likely to drop out of school or to not attend at all are often girls, especially those from poorer households or living in rural areas.
This situation is all the more worrying as it has a negative impact on the other Millenium Development Goals. For instance, education has a positive effect on the success of HIV prevention and increases the probability of accessing decent employment.
Speaking Books http://endtheneglect.org/2011/06/speaking-books-bringing-hope-to-low-lit...
UNESCO's Global Education Digest: http://www.uis.unesco.org/Education/Pages/global-education-digest.aspx
Mozambican Ministry of Education launches ‘Inclusive Literacy Project’: http://globalaccessibilitynews.com/2012/04/26/mozambican-ministry-of-edu...
100 book covers to fight literacy: http://www.doedemee.be
List of countries by literacy rate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_literacy_rate
World Bank Data: http://data.worldbank.org/topic/education
The Literacy Company: Reading, Literacy & Education Statistics: http://www.readfaster.com/education_stats.asp
UN Data: http://data.un.org/Default.aspx
Early Elementary Literacy Apps: http://list.ly/list/1FC-early-elementary-literacy-apps
20 Great iPad Apps for Primary Literacy: http://www.creativeeducation.co.uk/blog/index.php/2012/02/20-great-ipad-...
SOS Children's Villages: http://www.sos-usa.org/about-sos/what-we-do/millennium-development-goals...
Plan International's Learn Without Fear campaign: http://plan-international.org/learnwithoutfear/millennium-development-goals