LACK OF QUALITY
- There are plenty of schools in slums, however, they are typically four walls with little-to-no materials. More like day-care drop-off centers, rather than educational institutions.
- "In Africa, the World Bank found teacher-absenteeism rates of 15-25%." - The Economist
- Parents do not think of education as an important element needed by their child at the early stages of their life. There is a common belief that education should, and will be provided when they are older. Parent involvement is almost non-existent in the slums.
- Very often transportation is not available and parents cannot afford to spend the time required to reach the facility, instead, they would rather leave the children at home or bring them along to work and spend that time trying to generate more income.
- Due to transportation challenges, brick-and-mortar solutions, such as schools and daycares, are not scalable enough to answer the call.
- Inaccessibility to transportation also leads to inaccessibility to educational resources. In the slums, illiteracy can be traced to an inability to access textual supplies. - UNESCO
- A lack of buying power often prevents families from being able to afford quality education. - IXL Center
- The schools that are high quality are often too expensive for those living in BOP (Bottom of the Pyramid) markets.
- "1.2 billion people in the developing world lived on less than $2 a day" - World Bank