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.
As we mark the International Day of Human Rights, two of the world’s most prominent child rights advocates are in Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. One of them, Kailash Satyarthi has been a child rights activist for decades. The other, Malala is the youngest person ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Both are champions of education.