Only 63% of children worldwide finish secondary school
According to UNESCO, there is a financing gap of $26 billion per year to achieve universal education – this is greatest in developing nations with large youth populations. For example, India’s youth comprises over 50% of its population, but only about 25% are employable after graduation. This is also a business issue as educated workers are better equipped to become productive employees as well as consumers with disposable income.
“THERE IS A NEED TO TRANSCEND THE IMPERIAL IVORY TOWER MENTALITY AND CREATE A GLOBAL STANDARD IN EDUCATION. SMARTPHONES AND PHONE BASED CURRICULUMS CAN BE A MAJOR PART OF THIS.” Sherman Indhul, Transnet