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.

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.

Photographer Julian Germain’s portraits of school classrooms make for an intriguing archive of what early 21st-century education looks like around the world.

Photographer Julian Germain’s portraits of school classrooms make for an intriguing archive of what early 21st-century education looks like around the world.

Children in rural NW, South Africa, left unattended  when their teachers don't come to school.

Children in rural NW, South Africa, left unattended when their teachers don't come to school.

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.

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.

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

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

Self-expression is really important at Udavi Gentillesse School in India, so this space was created to allow the children to be creative and have the opportunity paint without guidance from a teacher. Photo by Nathalie Mckeon Nubereichle

Self-expression is really important at Udavi Gentillesse School in India, so this space was created to allow the children to be creative and have the opportunity paint without guidance from a teacher. Photo by Nathalie Mckeon Nubereichle

The Julia Project raises money for school supplies for a classroom in Kenya.

The Julia Project raises money for school supplies for a classroom in Kenya.

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