Breaking the cycle of poverty with schooling

Fighting unemployment in Egypt by giving school drop-outs a second chance at education.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?