“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” -Nelson Mandela
Education in today’s society is necessary. Education, in my opinion, is by far the most efficient and self-sustaining way to end poverty. However, as many as 115 million children of primary school age are not enrolled in school. This is not surprising considering the fact that 1 in 5 adults in the world cannot read or write. Obviously, if we want lasting change to happen, we need to do something that will increase the quantity of children being educated and the quality of the education which they receive.
There are a few ways that you can help to do this. However, for this post, I will speak specifically about a way that you can make sure a child in a developing nation receives a year of education that they would not otherwise. Through World Concern, a 4 star organization on Charity Navigator, you can provide a child all they need to attend school (books, writing material, tuition) for a year for only $50. For an entire year of school, and what that would mean in the life of that child, it really is a small amount. A great thing about this program, too, is that it is a part of the Global Gift Guide, so you can give it as a gift to a friend by having it given in their name, and they will receive a card explaining what has happened because of that gift.
Let me know what you think!