This week more than 100 of my fellow students in Peswahar were killed in a brutal attack by terrorists. My country Pakistan is again in the global news for a tragic incident. Just as Malala Yousafzai, students and often girls keep on being attacked by terrorists just for wanting to go to school. Malala was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her tireless advocacy for children and girls rights for education. Above all, she is one of Pakistan’s youth. She represents the passions and enthusiasm many young Pakistanis have.
For children in the low-income countries, early learning is a springboard allowing them to catch up with their more privileged peers. Preschool education gives them more chances to do well in primary school later, continue through secondary school, and eventually find work with a better pay.