Education is more than reading, writing, and arithmetic. It is one of the most important investments a country can make in its people and its future and is critical to reducing poverty and inequality:
- Education gives people critical skills and tools to help them better provide for themselves and their children
- Education helps people work better and can create opportunities for sustainable and viable economic growth now and into the future
- Education helps fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, reduces mother and child mortality and helps improve health
- Education encourages transparency, good governance, stability and helps fight against graft and corruption.