For tens of millions of primary-school-age children across the globe, going to school is only a dream.
Many students that are enrolled drop out of school primarily because of financial hardship on their families, as children are often needed to work to help support the family income. These children also face increased risk of exploitation, early marriage, and lower income-earning potential.
We address barriers to educational access in the developing world, working with families and community leaders to improve the opportunities for and quality of education available, transforming lives one child at a time. Our partner rural primer schools serve families who are oral communicators. For many, this is the first opportunity to break the cycle of illiteracy for their families.
We engage educational solutions for development of primary, secondary, and adult education. For example, we provide scholarships for adolescent females who would otherwise be more likely to enter into child marriages or face exploitation situations. Many young women also raise chickens with their micro-loans to support their continuing education into secondary school.