Belize Education Statistics
In Belize only two of five high school age children are enrolled in secondary school.(Ministry of Education,Belize)
Only 40 percent of children who graduate from primary school take admission to secondary school.(Ministry of Education, Belize)
Many children drop out of school at age 14.( Belize Government Study)
College admission is low due to low income and lack of scholarship funding.(Ministry of Education, Belize)
Global Education Facts
Based on enrollment data, about 72 million children of primary school age in the developing world were not in school in 2005; 57 per cent of them were girls. And these are regarded as optimistic numbers.(Millennium Development Goals Report 2007)
Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.(The State of the World’s Children, 1999, UNICEF)
Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.(State of the World, Issue 287 – Feb 1997, New Internationalist)
Children out of education worldwide
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
Casey Family Memorial Golf Tournament – Friday- July 12th at the Normanside Country Club in Delmar NY. Registration is NOW open! For online registration CLICK Events above or mail in your registration to 40 Van Schoick Ave Albany NY 12208. Brochures available at the Perfect Blend Cafe or to request a brochure please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information call (518) 258-8242 or (802) 355-4132 Thank you-hope you can join us in celebrating the lives and work of the Casey Family.
Helping Hands Art Auction-Bethlehem Middle School-Delmar NY 12054. LIVE Art Auction to benefit students in Belize and from around the world. Thursday May 23rd-6:30PM. International art work from around the globe. Please join us for this wonderful event.