Educated children better understand their human rights equipping them to reject child marriage, criminality, begging, and child labour. They recognise the importance of maintaining good hygiene, personal grooming, and obtaining basic healthcare when sick. They realise the dangers of using dirty water, and defecating in the open.
The transformative power that education has on the economic condition of a country and its citizens is profound. Take reading for example. If every student in low-income countries learnt how to read, 171 million people could lift themselves out of poverty. That’s equal to a 12% reduction in world poverty. Just from the ability to read alone.