To ensure education, we need to improve the education systems and promote free education that is accessible for all, throughout the life cycle. Lifelong learning also prepares us for a changing job market.

Education is the basis of any society. It plays a direct role in determining the progress of a nation. The more educated a country is, better is the quality and standard of life. To promote education, we need to invest in building more schools, provide infrastructure and compensate teachers adequately.

Most related SDGs

· SDG 1 · SDG 5 · SDG 11

Facts and Figures

· 130 million girls, between 6 to 13 years of age, are out of school *(UNESCO)

· More than 50% of the world still remains uneducated.

· Canada is the most educated country in the world.

There is urgent need for quality education and major interventions to promote female literacy

We must also remember that creating opportunities for adult education is important to ensure that people don’t lose jobs due to progress in digitalisation and machine learning.

While many students leave school before completing higher education and training, skill gaps emerge. Inadequate infrastructure in terms of schools and teachers or opportunities may result in out migration of people to other countries, resulting in brain drain.

Best Performing Countries in SDG4: Quality Education

Canada, China, Iran, Finland, Japan, Sri Lanka

Join in

· Pass on books. Books that you have finished reading or books that your children no longer read. Create a small free books box outside your home and encourage people to donate books and spread knowledge.

· Spend a part of your yearly vacation volunteering to teach children or individuals from unprivileged backgrounds, in shelter homes or schools in villages.

Book Recommendation

I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was shot by the Taliban-By Malala Yousafzai

In this book, Malala Yousafzai, the Noble Peace Prize Laureate, narrates her story of standing up against terrorism and fighting for the right of every woman to be educated.