The Issues


Education and poverty: what's the connection?

Education has the power to beat poverty.

But we still have a long way to go toward improving access to education…

And not just in developing countries…


Our Work

At World Education we believe that ensuring a quality basic education is the best hope for long-term sustainable development. We empower learners of all ages with basic reading, writing, and numeracy skills. We understand the critical importance of developing reading skills at an early age, and many of our programs focus on improving access to education to reduce poverty.

Learn more about World Education’s work to improve literacy and education and reduce poverty in the United States and around the world, and about our special attention to girls and women.

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