Facts

    • In most emerging countries, few children graduate from secondary school and many don’t even finish primary school, very few students continue on to secondary school.
    • Very few children complete the fifth grade, and of those, less than half can comprehend a simple paragraph.
    • Many kids drop out before finishing school for numerous reasons, including the difficulty of getting to school and the cost of schooling. Even when tuition is free, there are often expenses for lunch, uniforms, and examination fees.
    • Children forgo educational opportunities to produce income working on the family farm or selling in the marketplace.
    • Job prospects for most people in the developing world are poor, and staying in school past fifth grade, or even through 10th grade, does not improve them significantly.
    • In impoverished regions, the vast majority will not secure formal employment and will be supported primarily through subsistence level agriculture and trading.
    • Educational programs typically adopt traditional Western models of education, with an emphasis on math, science, language, and social studies- topics that may provide intellectual stimulation, but have little relevance in the lives of impoverished children.
    • There are no higher levels of schooling or professional job opportunities awaiting most of these children; they will likely end up working on family or neighborhood farms or starting their own small enterprises.

What We Do

  • Provide educational materials
    • We provided educational materials such as books, notebooks and pencils to hundreds of children
  • Provide educational equipment
    • We provided wood desks for children to work on. We constructed blackboards for several schools.

Our Impact

  • By providing basic materials for learning, we have provided an environment more conducive for study and teaching.
  • Our commitment to education has paved the way for independent follow-up by team members to continue and oversee the progress of our programs.

How Can You Help

  • Donate today and help us provide the training and education needed in the villages and areas of our mission trips.

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