Teach a child…

“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!

Advertisements

8 thoughts on “Teach a child…

  1. Sadly there are many disenfranchised students in the United States today as well who are not getting an education they deserve. I taught in the Mississippi Delta and many of my students, despite being promoted each year, struggled to read and write or score basic on the state test. I feel strongly that all children at home or abroad deserve the right to an excellent education. Great post. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s