Why Becoming Educated is Hard in Sub-Saharan Africa – Especially for Girls

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    Reason #1: Poverty (School Fees & No School Lunches)

    Schools don’t receive as much support from their governments in sub-Saharan Africa. 86% of Africans work in informal (non-taxed) jobs like subsistence farming and trading, which means their governments are missing out on revenue that could help develop schools and their students.

    As such, many schools charge fees for enrollment. In a region dogged by poverty, school fees that may sound small to some Americans represent a large percentage of a sub-Saharan family’s annual income. And in addition to school fees, parents end up paying for other essentials, too.

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