and equitable quality education
and promote lifelong
learning opportunities for all
How remittance families contribute to the goal
- One of the main reasons migrants send money home is to ensure access to better education for their children.
- Remittance-receiving households have demonstrably better educational participation than non-recipients, and invest about one tenth of their income educating their children.
- Remittances lead to almost doubling school enrolment. Children from remittance families, especially girls, register higher school attendance, enrolment rates and additional years in school.
- Remittances substantially reduce the probability of child labour participation.
- Facilitate the ability to save regularly on both the sending side and receiving end to pay for education fees back home, including direct bill payments from abroad to cover education expenses, among others.