Data Visualization

Blog of the Data Visualization & Communication Course at OSB-AUB

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Education, Literacy and Adolescents out of school

Education, Literacy and Adolescents out of school

Most of us have grown up being taught the importance of education. But why is education important? Through your frustrating school years, you may have thought that it was a waste of time, or was just something that you needed to do in order to get a job. Truth be told, however, education goes so much beyond just getting a job and making your parents happy. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful tools out there.

There are numerous reasons why education is important. In general, they all have a strong connection to a person’s life goals and future well-being. It develops critical thinking, teaches a person how to use logic when making decisions and interacting with people and increases the literacy rate.

Today, the public spending on education increases continuously, but unfortunately not all countries are able to spend on education. Be it because of their economic crisis or their financial situation. There’s always something in the way of keeping people from receiving a proper education, thus a decrease in literacy rate.

This leads to adolescents dropping out of school or not registering at all. According to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), about 263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide (or one in every five) are out school – a figure that has barely changed over the past five years.

Taking Action

So, what should be done to resolve this?

– For people who cant afford education fees they can be offered help through NGO’s (Scholarships and free tuitions fees).
– For people who don’t want to go to school/University, awareness campaigns can be offered to them to acknowledge them with the importance of education.


All children should feel equally special no matter their financial situation. Education is vital to build a person’s personality and logic. Through the help of NGO’s and awareness campaigns every child will be able to go to school, get the proper education they need and increase their literacy rate.