Education enables sustainable development, but the emphasis and quality of education are sorely lacking in many parts of the world. Despite dramatic improvements in the last decade, progress toward achieving a universal education system has slowed. Millions of primary and secondary school-age children have yet to attend school, while many others have dropped out of school. In terms of access to school, children with disabilities and girls are more disadvantaged than their peers. Also, in rural areas in particular, the percentage of children attending school is strikingly low for youth in poor households. In addition, approximately 250 million children are currently in school but learning very little. Between 1/3 and 3/4 of children in developing countries cannot read a single word, even after several years of school, and 3 out of 10 children in developing countries cannot do basic arithmetic.
KYM International emphasizes education within the scope of sustainable development programs. The organization firmly believes in providing quality education to bring sustainable change in communities. By renovating schools and improving their conditions, KYM International hopes to make quality education accessible to all children, ensuring that youth from across the globe are sufficiently prepared for the future. Only through quality education can young people become self-sufficient individuals, and contribute to the socioeconomic development of their communities.