"Getting children in developing countries into school is only half the battle. We must also ensure they learn once they are there."
"There is a common view that in targeting quantity – getting children into school – quality has been sacrificed by not making sure that they learn something once they get there. Overcrowded classrooms, poorly qualified teachers and lack of teaching materials create a poor learning environment, exacerbated by rampant absenteeism among both pupils and their teachers."
Despite this disheartening opinion, an article published by The Guardian on rural education commends REAP's work as meaningful. The article emphasizes that REAP's nutrition intervetion-providing students in rural China with iron-fortified vitamin pills-produced an immediate impact on learning.
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