An estimated 260 million children worldwide do not attend school. Our education program provides at-risk youth with access to a quality education. Local leaders and government agencies recommend students to our sponsorship program, and we respond based on the availability of sponsors. Students attend a variety of established schools that have been thoroughly vetted by our East African leaders to ensure they have the best support and education available to them.
When available, parents of our students are encouraged to participate in our sustainable income programs and slowly reclaim the financial responsibility for their children’s basic needs.
Because girls are at the highest risk of being forced into cultural practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation at puberty, our Kenya program supports girls entering secondary school. A quality secondary education provides more than book learning. It also ensures that young women have the opportunity to understand their rights and reach their full potential. In school, they gain the confidence and skills to become leaders, earners, and advocates within their communities and to make their own decisions regarding marriage and family planning.
Our education program in Ethiopia starts at pre-kindergarten, ensuring that children are cared for in a safe environment while their parents look for work, and continues through high school. The students attend private schools where they have access to a quality education with academic support, such as tutoring and summer school. With their children well-cared for during the work day, caretakers are empowered to improve their economic situations, move into permanent homes, and provide for their families’ basic needs.
As a sponsor, you have the opportunity to know exactly who your investment benefits, and get to know the student and their family through a twice yearly letter exchange. Access to a quality education has the power to break the cycle of poverty in one generation. By investing in one student’s life you are investing in their entire family and every generation to come.
Support a student for $47/mo ($564/year)
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