A recent article in the UK Guardian newspaper reports that child poverty in Nicaragua is linked to educational underachievement. The UN children’s agency, Unicef, estimates that 500,000 Nicaraguan children aged three to 17 are not in the educational system. Currently the country has the largest youth bulge in Latin America, with more than 2 million school-aged children, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Unesco. Half of all children and adolescents live in poverty. In addition, child labour seems to be rife, in spite of the government’s pledge to eradicate it completely by 2020. Click on this link to read the article.