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ChildFund Alliance Survey: Kids In Developing Countries Dream Of Better Education (SLIDESHOW)

First Posted: 11/29/2011 8:19 am   Updated: 11/29/2011 8:19 am

To find out what kids around the world dream of when it comes to pursuing the best life they can imagine, the ChildFund Alliance surveyed 5,100 children throughout Africa, Asia, the Americas and the United States. The nonprofit, which works with vulnerable kids in 56 countries, asked privileged kids and children in need questions about their ideal jobs and how they would improve their countries as president.

The survey concluded that those in developing countries are focused on education, while kids in the United States have the chance to set their sights on the arts and sports.

"American children have the luxury of setting their career hopes high, but those in developing countries are focused on the single best way to disrupt the cycle of poverty — education," says Anne Lynam Goddard, president and CEO of ChildFund International.

See what kids from Zambia to North Carolina say they think about when they're asked to dream big.

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Of the more than 3,000 children surveyed in developing countries, 22.5 percent said they want to grow up to become teachers and 20.2 percent are interested in pursuing medicine, according to a ChildFund Alliance report.
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