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  • 263 million children are out of school globally.

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    poverty

    Poverty lowers the likelihood of children like Sam or Monica having access to:

    • A local school
    • School supplies and uniforms
    • School fees
    • Transportation and
    • Parents may encourage their sons to earn a living and girls to get married early to relieve financial stress.

    So what can be done?

    Both Monica and Sam are Plan International sponsored children. That means, with the help of Canadian donors we work in their community to improve access to education by renovating or building schools, washrooms, providing scholarships, helping families afford uniforms, school supplies and more!

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  • 139 million youth aged 15-17 are not enrolled in school.

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    emergency

    Approximately 37 million children have their education disrupted each year because of environmental threat or disaster. From tsunamis to earthquakes (and civil war or conflict), millions of children are out of school because natural disasters and conflict have devastated local infrastructure, leaving schools and communities in ruin. In times of crises, education is generally the first service interrupted and the last resumed.

    can anything be done?

    Plan International works with communities to better prepare for disasters, we work to reopen schools that may have been closed due to conflict, we create safe spaces within refugee camps for children and youth to play and learn, and we recently helped secure a large investment from G7 leaders to prioritize girls’ education, because during crises girls are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school.

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  • 1 in 5 children 6-17 are not in school

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    food and water

    When children don’t have healthy, nutritious food to eat they cannot focus in school. And when they don’t have any clean water to drink, they miss school, get sick and approximately 5,000 children die every day because of dirty water.

    So what can be done?

    Through school feeding programs, economic empowerment projects for families and clean water projects that build local wells or boreholes, we help eliminate lack of food and clean water as a barrier to education!

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  • 75 million children and youth, predominately girls are out of school in 35 crisis-affected countries

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    Sex Trafficking

    Trafficking women and children for sexual exploitation is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. Women and girls make up 96% of victims of trafficking for sexual exploitation.

    Can this human rights violation be stopped?

    Prevention is the only real solution. Once girls are trafficked, we are unable to reach them but ensuring every girls knows their rights and live in a world where those rights are respected, is how we can help end sex trafficking.

    As the leader of her school’s girls’ rights club, Monica ran a campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking in her community.

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  • 357 million live in areas affected by war or armed conflict

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    Child Marriage

    Every year nearly 12 million girls under 18 are married. Child marriage often means an end to a girls’ education and her potential to decide her own future.

    Can this human rights violation be stopped?

    Yes! When girls have access to education and are able to complete secondary education, the rates of child marriage decline significantly. Plan International works to keep girls in school and establishes youth groups so that girls know their rights, feel empowered and safe to stand up for their rights and exercise their power to say no to practices like child marriage.

    Monica wants to finish school and become a doctor one day. Let’s keep walking and get her to class!

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  • Girls are 2.5 times more likely to be out of school than boys during crises

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    Disability

    90% of children living with a disability in developing countries are not in school. If Monica or Sam had a disability, they would likely be out of school.

    But what about other kids?

    Plan International works with communities to decrease stigma and make schools more accessible for children with disabilities, by building ramps, through teacher training and more.

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  • Wow! That was a lot of barriers to overcome but together you've made it.

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  • Monica is in class and ready to learn!

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