Paraguay is a landlocked country in Central South America, where rivers and agriculture play a big role in the economy. Rivers in Paraguay provide easy access to the Atlantic Ocean, which allows for large hydroelectric power plants. Since agriculture also plays a large role in Paraguay’s economy, Paraguay is also known as a large exporter of Soybeans. In Paraguay, basic education is free for all children, and is even required for children of ages seven to thirteen. Though Paraguay’s school enrollment rates are high, the dropout rates from these schools are also quite high. Because of this, only 9/10 of the population of Paraguay is literate. Though this does not seem concerning, Paraguay’s population is almost 7 million, which means that around 700,000 people in Paraguay are not literate. Clearly, many children in Paraguay, especially the children who live in the rural areas, are not getting the right education and there are a shortage of schools and teachers for them to go to. English is an important language to know, especially in today’s world. Many students all around the world do not have the proper English skills they need for effective communication in the real world.
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Strive2Thrive Edu is happy to say that we focus on three of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for Project Paraguay. The first goal that we focus on relates to quality education (goal four). In Paraguay, we are working with a learning center, where we provide children and adults access to educational lessons they can utilize not only in school but also within their careers. Students come to a learning center in their community where through classes in English, business and marketing, and arts. We help underprivileged students of all ages have more confidence in themselves and develop themselves. This leads to the next UN Sustainable Goal that we focus on, which relates to reduced inequalities (goal ten). We at Strive2Thrive Edu focus on providing the proper education to everybody no matter their age or their socioeconomic background. In the learning center that we work with, there are many people of different ages and of different parts of society who come to this learning center to receive the proper education they need. The next UN Sustainable goal that we focus on relates to forming partnerships for each goal. Strive2Thrive Edu has partnered with a learning center in Paraguay, where we provide the necessary classes and lessons for various subjects to the people who come to the center.