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Target 3: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
Development needs educated people. Education is development. It offers a new way of life and chances for people, decreases the double-problem of poverty and diseases and strengthens a voice in society. For the country it means healthy, working people and better future. Education opens doors to better life, better countries, and better world.
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|In 1990 there was a Conference on Education for All. They made a decision about achieving Universal education by 2000. Still 104 million school-age children were not in school in 2000. More than half of them were girls and almost all of them from developing countries. South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa were the worst areas. MDGs (Millennium Development Goals) set a new deadline of year 2015. This deadline is more likely to become true, but still difficult. By year 2015 children everywhere should be able to go to school and study.|
|The Eight Main Goals:|
Goal 2: Education
|Goal 3: Gender Equality|
|Goal 4: Child Mortality|
|Goal 5: Maternal Health|
|About Target 3:
Offering a chance of completing primary school for every child. Education is the key to solve many other problems of poverty. Children get some good knowledge about health and food and other things at school. With that knowledge they become more confident and they want to know more.
First the country should find out how many school-aged children there are in the country. The goal can't be reached if they don't know who needs the education. They can't work it out without some kind of lists. After that they should make the children stay at school. In those developing countries, where people have already been able to build good enough schools, still only one of four children attend the school and complete it.
About 37 of 155 developing countries have been able to move towards a better education. It seems that another 32 are able to reach the goal. But still 70 countries risk not reaching the goal. That makes about 150 million children, who might never be able to get educated. The progress should be quickened. In some countries the number of children completing school has not grown at all, and in some countries it has even fallen.
|Goal 6: HIV/AIDS and other diseases|
|Goal 7: Environment|
|Goal 8: Global Partnership|
|We all can help educate the less fortunate of our community. Pick a day of the week and volunteer to tutor a child or help out in a school, and this way you can help the children learn and become the best they can be.|
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|Education is connected to other goals many ways. Educated people know how to use their natural resources, they seek for medical care for themselves when it's needed and they know more ways to avert extreme poverty. Education is a step towards the other goals.|
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