Basic education and gender equality

The Issue


Facts on Children in South Asia

Pre-primary enrolment in South Asia has substantially increased to 47% in 2009 from 21% in 1999. Yet access is limited to children from urban areas and richer families.

UNICEF supports many actions to improve early childhood education and development. UNICEF is committed to giving every child a good start in life. Its work in early years learning will have the biggest impact on children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds.
47.32 million children are enrolled in pre-primary programs in South Asia, 48% of them are girls. Click here for facts on children in South Asia



For every child
Health, Education, Equality, Protection