The low distribution of wealth in these countries is widening gaps and increasing the unequal access to education, despite an economic growth sometimes spectacular. Children are then facing a survival issue. The schooling failure leads them to marginalization, poverty and violence.
These difficulties have dramatic consequences for families. A study carried out in the Philippines in early 2010 by a young scholar at the request of Enfants du Mekong, reveals the following information:
Population of slums worldwide is increasing by 6 million people each year.
The main reason for a Filipino family to settle in a slum is to give the chance to at least one of its children to study.
Education is the key to economic activity and development. It is also a fundamental right for all, women and men, at any age in the world. For 53 years, Enfants du Mekong is supporting those whose right is violated.
Duration: 2 mins and 54 secs