Tran Thai Bao Phuong

"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world"

- Nelson Mandela



Working for education to be Available Accessible Acceptable and Adaptable

    1. The big why
    2. History and Causes of the issue
    3. Our mission and goals
    4. International attempts to help
      1. Organizations
      2. Zimi's story

1. The Big WHY?

Why are 200-300 people affected worldwide each year because of malaria and a million died from the infections even though it's easy to cure?
Why do Hamas people kill and bomb thousands of their neighbors' civilians and educate their kids to become terrorists?

Why did The genocide in Darfur happen which took away 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people? And Why do More than one hundred people continue to die each day; five thousand die every month.
Hygiene doesn't seem to be an issue to us but there has to be the WTO - World Toilet Organization?

The only key to these crisis is E.D.U.C.A.T.I.O.N.!

2. History and Causes

Racial discrimination and poverty



69 Million children are still out of school and 2/3 of them are in Sub-Saharan Africa. In fact, Sub-Saharan is the poorest area in the world.
The government as well as the family have to face financial problems. THey don't have enough money to build a school or go to one. It takes their about a whole day to get to the school and come back when they're tired and they cannot get money for their families. They have to go to work to support their families. So they don't have good education level to have good jobs which give them money to have a standard living. Most of them are living under $2/day and cannot fight against the diseases, no medical supply. First choice, wait till the God of Death comes. 2nd, take money from the others. The root for the reasons of crimes (Robbery, Rape, Burglary, Killing) is because of the un-education

Donate money or any facilities to any trusful organization, even just 1 dollar, you can help these kids to make their incredible wish, going to school! Or look for a volunteering opportunity at

Discrimination of races prevents people from getting education, especially the African American in the old time. Look at the chart above, we can see that due to the lack of education, people tend to involve in crimes. And the victims can be anyone, even if he/she receives the highest level of education. The important is that everyone should get educated.

Discriminate others ---> Go Discriminate Yourself!

Girls’ Education and Gender Equality

According to the religion in Asia, women could not hold any position of power. As children, they are fed less, denied education and refused hospitalization. As teenagers, many are forced into marriage, sometimes bought and sold for prostitution and slave labor. As wives and mothers, they are treated little better than farmhands and baby machines. In Pakistan, Almost 90 percent of the women over age 25 are illiterate. In the predominantly rural state of Baluchistan, less than 2 percent of women can read and write.


The biggest barrier -- and the one that locks generations of women into a cycle of discrimination -- is lack of education.
And who's at home and teaches the children their behavior, "the boys"? The moms take care of them, they learn what their moms tell. Kids obey thier parents are good to hear, EXCEPT THEY'RE LISTENING TO WRONG THINGS because their moms didn't have chances to be educated. If they absorb wrong/bad information, they'll produce ... action. Therefore, education is important to everyone, especially females.

3. Mission Statement: Everyone has the right to education.

- Article #26

1. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

The Right to Education is one of the Human Rights. As long as you're a Human, no matter what you look like, where you're from or how old you are, you have the right to get education. We need everyone's attention to recognize and be able to have this right to education. Pledge to universalise primary education and substantially reduce illiteracy by the end of the decade. Our aim us to meet the learning needs of all children, youths and adults by the year 2015.

It's never too late to fix the mistakes. Target is mainly the CHILDREN, next generations, the future of the world!

The victims of noneducational crisis is not only these people, but also us. We are creating our danger if we discriminate people and don't let them get their education.

4. International attempt to help

Here are some big organizations which put lots of efforts on improving education around the world

SOFT POWER EDUCATION is an organization in Jinja, Uganda where it provides education, medical care for people in Uganda, including adults.
It's been working for 11years and has successfully accomplished some of their goals through many programmes. Their funding comes from overland groups, independent travellers and sponsors from around the world. Every single penny donated to Soft Power Education goes towards refurbishing and upgrading the schools involved in the programme; the running costs of the two pre-schools; running the Amagezi Education Centre; continuing the work in Murchison; buying building materials and paying for Ugandan labour and staff. Here are 2 of the programmes which has succeeded in Uganda.
Amagezi Education Centre
Kyabirwa Children's Centre and Buwenda Pre School


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO’s principal comparative advantage lies in its designated lead role in education, its reputation as an “honest broker” and its ability to bring together key stakeholders at the international level.

UNESCO has been successful in generating greater awareness within the international community of the challenges of achieving EFA goals and, to a lesser extent, the objectives of the UNLD and DESD. UNESCO has made progress in building and maintaining political commitment. It is hoped that these achievements will translate into future financial commitments.

Youth For Human Rights
Youth for Human Rights International is a non-profit, secular organization founded in 2001 by educator Dr. Mary Shuttleworth to raise awareness of human rights.

Youth for Human Rights of Tampa Bay leads thousands of youth from 6 continents in International Walk for Human Rights. In Clearwater, hundreds of youth made their trek across the Memorial Bridge towards Clearwater Beach and back carrying signs for the 30 human rights of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, where a variety of religions and cultures joined in awarding individuals and groups who work to help others make human rights a reality.
In honor of this walk, and the efforts of the youth to make it possible, The City of Clearwater and the City of Tampa proclaimed December 10, 2009 Youth for Human Rights Day.

Lemon Tree Foundation

is a non-profit making organization created in 2004 to help promote health in Rural Zambia by providing sponsorship and support for health education and essential medical equipment. They have now a charity that that supports work around the rural area of Nampundwe in Zambia. The vision is to create support for orphans due to the increasing number created by the HIV/AIDS crisis. Aim to attain sponsorship, donations and support to provide a mobile clinic aiding the provision and staffing of a four-wheel drive vehicle to reach the outlying villages. In 2007 they received use of over 4,000 acres for the growing of crops that will be used to support the local community.

This is the story of a 7-year-old African boy, named Zimi, who is able to access to education with a laptop.

First step

Make your voice heard. Make human rights education in schools and universities part of the curriculum. You can help ensure human rights are learned and demanded by everyone.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the fundamental and international agreement on what human rights are, and so must be known and applied throughout the world.

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Here are some significant places that involve in the right to education:

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