Education: key to the present and future of children

On Children’s Day, Plan International, based at the City of Knowledge, highlights the importance of quality education, especially for girls, since they have the power to transform their lives and those of their families.

Girls face many obstacles to access education. In Latin America and the Caribbean, teenage pregnancy and domestic violence are two major limitations for girls to finish school. We can add other problems like the deficiency in health and nutrition, lack of the basics of early education, the burden of housework and care for other children, and economic insecurity at home.

On Children’s Day, Plan celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This day, November 20, we remember the importance of girls, and their power of transformation through education.

About Plan International

Plan is a nonprofit organization working in 50 countries worldwide and 12 Latin American countries to support children and adolescents, their families and communities in achieving their rights and overcome poverty. We focus on working with children because they are disproportionately affected by poverty, abuse and exploitation. In particular we work with children from the poorest and most vulnerable communities. We can be found at www.plan-americas.org, FB facebook.com/planamericas and Twitter @planamericas

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