According to the World Bank's recently published report, Out of School and Out of Work: Risk and Opportunities for Latin America's Ninis, a rising number of youth in the region are neither working nor studying despite the economic growth that the region has experienced.
Governments and donors as part of their commitment to achieve Education for All by 2015 have pledged to get children into school, provide them with quality education and respond to their learning needs.
This report examines the situation of Guatemalan youths based on an approach about the opportunity for human developing they represent. The analysis arises in the context of a set of basic opportunities: live, learn, participate and enjoy.
It is no news that education is an important step to ensure openness to better opportunities for personal and social development. In this regard, there is significant progress particularly in Latin American and Caribbean countries in terms of gender parity, coverage and educational expansion.