Education is a long-term investment which has remained criminally neglected for years.
If all women were educated to secondary level, child marriage would be reduced by 64%. Even if all women completed just primary education, this would reduce death in childbirth by 66%. Lack of education is cited as the main reason for the poor economic conditions of Indian. Such an impact can only be achieved with system-level change.
34% of India is illiterate.
1 in every 3rd person is illiterate in India.
India has the highest number of illiterates in the world.
170+ individuals would rise out of poverty if all students in low income countries left school with basic reading skills.
1 additional year of schooling increases earnings by 10% over all and 20% for women.
If all women were educated to secondary level, child marriage would be reduced by 64%.