The #EducationCountdown is a campaign about equal opportunity for every child and young person.
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2 set out to ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere would be able to complete a full course of primary education. Yet, as we approach the 2015 deadline, 58 million children remain out of school. Hundreds of millions more are not learning. More than half are girls. At the current rate of progress, it will be 2086 before the last girl is able to go to attend primary school.
This is unacceptable. We must accelerate efforts to get every child into school and learning.
Over the next 500 Days, our campaign will work with young people, faith groups, civil society, business leaders, students and teachers to tackle the barriers to education and get more girls and boys into school.
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