“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworkers can become the head of the mines, that a child of farm workers can become president of a great nation.”
We believe that every child has the right to, and deserves, an education. Irrespective of that child’s background or gender, all children should be supported in attending school and acquiring the skills and qualifications necessary for a healthy and prosperous life. The education of disadvantaged children and orphans is at the core of our work.
Many barriers to education such as poverty, gender and lack of educational resources exist in the countries where we operate and prevent poor children from going to school. In many African countries, education even at primary school is not free, and is a barrier that stops many disadvantaged children and orphans from receiving an education.
Our child sponsorship programme gives children the opportunity of an education to realise and reach their potential. It covers the cost of school fees, books, uniform and shoes and for meals both at school and at home, which needy widows and guardians (often grandmathers) cannot afford.
We are committed to supporting each child to completion of their education, from primary and secondary schools and where possible up to university or other tertiary education. This means supporting some children for 10-14 years or more. Since 2008 more than one hundred supported children have have gone on to university or other tertiary education.
With just £15 a month you can help to educate a disadvanatged child who may otherwise be forced into child labour or marriage in order to support their family.
Make a difference and change a life for good – Sponsor a child through our Child Sponsorship Scheme