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
"Given the chance to learn, even children living in debilitating poverty can transform their lives." Read more on page four of our annual report about how the Banking on Education program is changing lives of children across Africa.
Dushanbe, Tajikistan: The winter weather in Tajikistan is brutal and often makes it difficult for kids to get to school. UNICEF has stepped in and helped over 63,000 children in 320 schools attend class in the winter months. Despite being Central Asia's poorest nation, the literacy rate among youth is high. Photo: Tone Koene/Getty Images
Opportunity International seeks out ways to build and support #education. And it is working. When we look long term, hopefully this investment in private education will create an economically active generation.