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Breaking the cycle of poverty with schooling
Fighting unemployment in Egypt by giving school drop-outs a second chance at education.
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2012 11:38

Some 200 million young people aged between 15 and 24 years old in developing countries never finish primary school.

One in eight of those are unemployed, according to a new report published by UNESCO - and just over a quarter of those who are lucky enough to find a job earn around two dollars a day.

The UN calculates that for every dollar spent on a person's education, $10-$15 are generated in economic growth.

Al Jazeera's Rawya Rageh reports on one groundbreaking project developed to help give school drop-outs in Egypt a second chance to escape the cycle of poverty.

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