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Israel’s Literacy Rate Among Lowest of Highly Developed NationsWhile there is plenty for Israel to be proud of in terms of its education, it lags in literacy rate behind most of the other nations in the world considered to be “highly developed.” Israel’s literacy rate was most recently estimated to be approximately 97 percent, which would be good for a tie for 78th in world rankings with countries such as American Samoa, Northern Mariana Island, Montserrat, and the islands of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, and just above Albania and Aruba.

This doesn’t exactly put Israel in elite company. This map highlights literacy rates around the world in a color-coded fashion that’s easy to read and understand. Red is the highest literacy rates, and the lighter the orange and yellow, the lower the literacy rates. The lowest rates are represented in green, with dark green being the lowest.

As the map demonstrates, most highly demonstrated countries rank above 98.5 percent, with a couple exceptions here and there (notably Spain and China). Clearly there is a lot of work to be done in Israel. There are some statistics for Israel to be proud of in terms of its education. Six of the country’s universities rank in Asia’s top 100 schools, with four ranking in the world’s top 150, according to rankings by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University Academic Ranking of World Universities. Israeli universities are also highly ranked for science and engineering-related subjects, as well as social sciences. However, while collegiate level academics are doing well in Israel, there are plenty of problems in the elementary and secondary levels of schooling. Part of that comes in a lack of national funding for education. Israel spends less on each student than do countries like Mexico and Norway. Israel also ranked 33rd out of 65 countries in reading achievement and 40th in math and science on recent Pisa examinations. Part of Curt Landry Ministries’ commitment to Israel with our safe house ministry is ensuring that children throughout the nation have a safe space where they can live, learn and grow in their education. Without your support, these safe houses would not be possible. Contact us today for more information about the effects of our safe houses and how you can contribute. RESOURCE: http://world.bymap.org/LiteracyRates.html


Curt Landry is the founder and CEO of Curt Landry Ministries, an apostle and founder of House of David MinistriesTAKING THE GOSPEL OF YESHUA HAMASHIACH (JESUS THE MESSIAH) INTO ALL THE NATIONS! Curt Landry Ministries International Inc., acts as a voice to the Nations, walking out the instructions of Mark 16:15, “…Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature.” With the vision to preach and to publish openly the good news, Curt Landry Media brings a message of salvation that can be heard throughout the Nations of the World! MISSION, VISION & PURPOSE: The mission of Curt Landry Ministries International Inc., is to be a bridge of unity and restoration between Israel and the Church, releasing God’s fullness throughout the earth. Our vision is to bring revival to Israel, the Church, and the nations through a deeper understanding and revelation of the power of covenant. Our purpose is to facilitate covenant restoration through the reconciliation of Jews and Gentiles coming together as the One New Man. OUR CORE VALUES: ● Honor – We believe that honor is a force and we treat each person with a level of value and respect that allows us to take the role of a servant in the relationship. ● Truth – We believe that God’s truth has the power to set people free, and we do everything in our power to remain faithful to His truth, in thought, in word, and in deed. ● Integrity – We adhere to biblically based moral and ethical principles, and maintain these principles both in public and in private. Statement of Faith What We Believe… We believe that the Bible and all the scriptures within both Old and New Testaments are the infallible and inspired Word of God. We believe that there is one God, our creator, manifested into three persons – God the Father, Jesus the Son, our Savior and the Holy Spirit, the very Spirit of God, who provides spiritual power for daily living and Godly service.

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