Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Improved Education

Basic education in Africa has experienced unprecedented progress in the year 2008. As reported by the Education for All Fast Track Initiative (EFA FTI), 15.2 million more children have been enrolled in primary school. A majority of the countries supported by the EFA FTI are well on their way to having all children enrolled into the first grade by 2010. EFA FTI provides countries with grants to train and hire new teachers, build new schools to accommodate growing numbers of students, provide students with supplies, and improve education as a whole. Better education means more opportunities for children living in poor communities, leading to a better way of life. The educational gains over the last few years are now under threat because of the financial crisis, but EFA FTI is determined to let nothing stand in the way of achieving its goals.
Source: The World Bank