Even basic school supplies like pencils, notebooks and erasers are hard to come by - and nearly impossible to afford - for many families living in poverty around the world. Baptist Global Response is sponsoring the “Kits for Kids” campaign to help equip a child with the tools needed to get an education.
Education is the single largest determining factor for future economic status. Yet, 130 million young people worldwide are not in school—and 70 percent are girls. If a girl cannot complete secondary school, she is at a higher risk of illiteracy, HIV and early marriage, offering little chance of reaching her potential. #education
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Global Development and Population Program’s grantmaking helps improve learning in schools in the developing world. This is one way to promote development that empowers and helps to realize the potential of vulnerable people, particularly young women and girls.