School Around the World

school around the world

Children can learn a lot about poverty by studying school around the world.

  • Nearly 80% of primary school age children attend school. In lesser developed countries, it is 66%.
  • Of the 67 million primary-school-age children who do not attend school, 53 percent are girls.
  • The world’s functional illiterates include more than 130 million children who do not attend school.

How do children get to school?

Some kids cram onto tricycle taxis, while others walk. Some kids even ride canoes or paddle boats to school! Others ride a train or horses to school. Wouldn’t that be fun?

Where do children learn in school around the world?

They learn in similar ways as you do, only with different books and sometimes in different languages.

By studying school around the world, children can gain an appreciation for their circumstances.



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Children cram onto a small taxi called a "tricycle" for their ride to school. It costs them less than a dollar, but that's a lot for poor families to have to pay.

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Some kids hitch a ride on the back of trucks to get to school.

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Kids get to school on long paddle boats.

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Children often ride rickshaws to school.