Образование и Дети-невидимки

ЛОНДОН – В своем романе Человек-невидимка опубликованном в 1952 году, покойный Ральф Эллисон отлично описал черных Американцев негров, как молчаливых, многострадальных и абсолютно незамеченных большинством белого населения. В 2016 году появился новый – глобальный – невидимый класс: 260 миллионов мальчиков и девочек, которым в настоящее время закрыт доступ к базовому образованию.

Сегодня невидимыми жертвами являются дети-беженцы скрытые в палатках, хижинах и лачугах, которые никогда не смогут насладиться первым днем в школе; речь идет о миллионах детей 9-12-лет, обреченных на детский труд, а также о миллионах молодых девушек, предназначенных для детского брака и которым отказано в образовании только из-за их пола. Обеспечить лучшее будущее этим детям, в этом состоит борьба нашего времени за гражданские права.

Дети лишаются возможности посещать школу из-за нашей неспособности инвестировать в образование; но это же относится к другим 600 миллионам мальчиков и девочек, которые посещают школу, но не учатся. В странах с низким и средним уровнем дохода, половина всех детей младшего школьного возраста не обучается основам грамотности и математике.

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