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Educational Poverty 

What is Educational Poverty and  how is linked with Sports4All project

Save the Children define educational poverty as “a process that limits children’s right to education and deprives them of the opportunity to learn and develop the cognitive and non-cognitive skills they will need to succeed in a rapidly changing world.” 

People may think that is a phenomenon typical of developing countries, but Eurostat statistics prove the contrary. In 2021 in Europe, around 34,8% of young people under 18 years old risk poverty and social exclusion. 

credit:Eurostat

From a socio-economic perspective, the concept of educational poverty refers to an unstable social situation in which people who are educationally disadvantaged struggle to participate in various economic, social and cultural activities. In these circumstances, poverty is considered in terms of lack of certificates/credentials and of competencies. 

On the other hand, educational poverty should be understood not mainly as an economic insufficiency or a violation of the right to education. It must be identified as a lack of opportunities in different fields, including the right to play and participate in sports activities. In this context, the Sports4All project aims to foster the competencies of trainers and coaches to work with this category of young people, children and youngsters. The main objective is to create and implement a new methodology targeting coaches, trainers, and educators to promote and facilitate diversity and inclusion and to meet the needs of this marginalized segment of youth providing them equal access to sport. 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in September 2015, among the goals to fight child and educational poverty in Europe, are:

  • SDG 1: to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce by at least half the proportion of children living in poverty in all its dimensions.
  • SDG 4: to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • SDG 10: cross-cutting goal to reduce inequality within and among countries. 

References: ending_educational_and_child_poverty_in_europe_02-12-2016.pdf (savethechildren.nl)

File:EU-CHILDREN-POVERTY 2021.png – Statistics Explained (europa.eu)

AHQ5_Educational-Poverty.pdf (nesetweb.eu) 

Educational Poverty 

What is Educational Poverty and  how is linked with Sports4All project

Save the Children define educational poverty as “a process that limits children’s right to education and deprives them of the opportunity to learn and develop the cognitive and non-cognitive skills they will need to succeed in a rapidly changing world.” 

People may think that is a phenomenon typical of developing countries, but Eurostat statistics prove the contrary. In 2021 in Europe, around 34,8% of young people under 18 years old risk poverty and social exclusion. 

credit:Eurostat

From a socio-economic perspective, the concept of educational poverty refers to an unstable social situation in which people who are educationally disadvantaged struggle to participate in various economic, social and cultural activities. In these circumstances, poverty is considered in terms of lack of certificates/credentials and of competencies. 

On the other hand, educational poverty should be understood not mainly as an economic insufficiency or a violation of the right to education. It must be identified as a lack of opportunities in different fields, including the right to play and participate in sports activities. In this context, the Sports4All project aims to foster the competencies of trainers and coaches to work with this category of young people, children and youngsters. The main objective is to create and implement a new methodology targeting coaches, trainers, and educators to promote and facilitate diversity and inclusion and to meet the needs of this marginalized segment of youth providing them equal access to sport. 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted in September 2015, among the goals to fight child and educational poverty in Europe, are:

  • SDG 1: to eradicate extreme poverty and reduce by at least half the proportion of children living in poverty in all its dimensions.
  • SDG 4: to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • SDG 10: cross-cutting goal to reduce inequality within and among countries. 

References: ending_educational_and_child_poverty_in_europe_02-12-2016.pdf (savethechildren.nl)

File:EU-CHILDREN-POVERTY 2021.png – Statistics Explained (europa.eu)

AHQ5_Educational-Poverty.pdf (nesetweb.eu)