Recent trends show that by 2030, over half of the world’s young people – 825 million – will lack the basic skills needed for employment. It is estimated that five years from now, over one-third of skills (35%) that are considered important in today’s workforce will have changed.

Furthermore, one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, close to half the world’s students are still affected by partial or full school closures, and over 100 million additional children will fall below the minimum proficiency level in reading as a result of the health crisis.

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