Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Breaking the cycle of poverty with schooling

Some 200 million young people aged between 15 and 24 years old in developing countries never finish primary school. One in eight of those are unemployed, according to a new report published by UNESCO - and just over a quarter of those who are lucky enough to find a job earn around two dollars a day. The UN calculates that for every dollar spent on a person's education, $10-$15 are generated in economic growth. Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports on one groundbreaking project developed to help give school drop-outs in Egypt a second chance to escape the cycle of poverty.

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