Given the evident benefits of an education, why do so many children in so many countries fail to get one?
Cost is one of the more obvious reasons why children do not get access to an education, given that some families must meet their essential needs – food and shelter – first. Parents may need their children to work to supplement household income, do household chores or care for sick family members.
Conversely, many children who do attend school receive an inadequate education because of poorly trained, underpaid teachers, overcrowded classrooms and a lack of basic tools such as textbooks, blackboard, even chalk, pencil and paper.
This is a challenge that MAA takes head on and strives to educate or up skill people and communities in not only vocational training projects in order to make them self-sustaining and financially independent.