Some children are more likely to miss out on education than others.
That deprivation has lifelong consequences that often mean that the next generation will start out at a disadvantage.
Only 50% of children aged from 3 up to 5 attend preschools.
The resulting cycles of inequality and deprivation thwart the potential of both individuals and societies.
To dismantle the barriers that stand in the way of getting all children in quality education, UNICEF’s work focuses particularly on the children who are most often excluded.
- Only 50% of children aged from 3 up to 5 attend preschools.
- Only 9% of children from the poorest households and 6% of children from Roma settlements aged from 3 up to 5 attend preschools.
- Primary school is completed by 66% of children living in poverty.
- Secondary school is attended by 15% of girls from Roma settlements.