Increasing women and girls’ education contributes to higher economic growth. Increased educational attainment accounts for about 50 percent of the economic growth in OECD countries over the past 50 years. OECD, Gender Equality in Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship: Final Report to the MCM 2012.
Literacy is the foundation for learning, yet there are still 750 million illiterate people in the world. Two thirds of the illiterate population are women and girls, and an additional 250 million are not learning in primary school. It is our belief that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive an education. A quality education can open doors of opportunity that breaks the cycle of poverty in families and improve their quality of life.
Education plays a significant factor in the development of children, communities and nations. Here at Pinnacle of Hope, we put a great emphasis on empowering impoverished families and communities by providing vital resources and education to address the root cause of poverty. We are fully committed to empowering individuals to identify their potential and how they can use it to impact lives.
According to UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) report, there are still 750 million illiterate adults around the world, most of whom are women.
Upper secondary school age youth are four times as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age and more than twice as likely to be out of school as adolescents of lower secondary school age. (Fact Sheet No. 48 February 2018 UIS/FS/2018/ED/48)
102 million of the illiterate population were between 15 and 24 years old, according to UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) report.
137 million adolescents are in school but not learning the minimum. However, UIS estimates show that the vast majority of adolescents unable to read proficiently are in school.
See how you can help us bring opportunities for a better life by providing assistance through our scholarships and training programs.
SCHOLARS OF HOPE
High school can be tough and students oftentimes are faced with many obstacles and hardships and we want to celebrate those who have managed to overcome barriers to graduation and also meet the eligibility criteria and demonstrate a financial need can apply for a scholarship to assist with their post secondary or college education.