Katrin Macmillan: A school isn’t just a building. So much more is needed to make education a success.

If you have spent any time in Africa, it is impossible not to be affected by the multitude of problems that people are facing every day. The future of the continent, and its ability to play its part on the world stage, will depend critically on the quality of education that children receive. Even when a country is in turmoil, if children have access to a stable educational system, the groundwork for future progress will be established. This is critical on so many levels, not just for individual achievement but for economic and political stability, and as a counter to ignorance and terrorism.

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