Education has been named a basic human right in the United Nations Charter since
June 26,1945. Today it remains a UN Sustainable Development goal, unachieved in over 72 years.
For many children who do not have access to education, it is because of persisting inequality and marginalization. In developing and developed countries alike, children do not have access to basic education because of inequities that originate in sex, health and cultural identity (ethnic origin, language, religion). These children find themselves on the margins of the education system and do not benefit from learning that is vital to their intellectual and social development. Factors linked to poverty such as unemployment, illness and the illiteracy of parents, multiply the risk of non-schooling and the drop-out rate of a child by 2. More than 72 million children around the world remain unschooled. It is girls who have the least access to education. Girls make up more than 54% of the non-schooled population in the world.
Children in refugee are a distinct group, that struggle to survive, let alone attend quality education programs. The average refugee remains displaced for 17 years, often removing any chance of primary education, let alone higher levels of education.
Genesis Films focus on this area brings light to the oft overlooked educational disparities around the world, including developed countries, and the need to address education outcomes for future generations.