Education is the key to sustainable development, improving overall quality of life and securing a successful future. In terms of access to education, great strides have been made, especially in regards to literacy.
Despite achieving goals of gender equality in primary education, many countries continue to struggle in implementing it at all levels of education. An estimated 57 million children don’t attend school, and more than half live in sub-Saharan Africa.
Worldwide, over 100 million youth lack basic literacy skills, and most of them are female.
To reduce these figures, SDG 4 aims for all boys and girls to have access to primary and secondary education by 2030, and for males and females to have equal access to early childhood development programs and affordable tertiary education.
This goal aims to facilitate literacy and numeracy among youth, and equal opportunities for all people, regardless of gender or disability.