20 million children in Latin America will complete primary school or drop out without learning how to read
Children in remote villages face daunting odds just to get a basic education. They attend single-room schools with mud floors, often mixed in with students from other grades. Undertrained teachers lack basic supplies like books and pencils. Eventually, parents lose hope, learning is not achieved, and children quit school. Youth take informal sector jobs with no future. Unable to survive on $1/day, many migrate north in search of livelihoods.