“One of the biggest contributors to global poverty is lack of access to education.”
Chances are you’ve been inundated with back to school photos on various social media platforms lately. I certainly shared the photos of my kids on their first day with friends and family.
There is always a lot of excitement, anticipation, and preparation that goes along with heading back to school at the end of summer break. Supplies are bought, first day of school outfits are carefully chosen, and lunches are packed without any worry that the child will be unable to get an education. We simply take for granted that possibility in this country.
But not every child in this world has access to education, in fact many do not.
Worldwide, nearly 80 percent of primary-school-age children attend school but in the least developed countries, this figure is only around 66 percent. The largest out-of-school population is in sub-Saharan Africa, where around 45.5 million children of primary school age are out of school.*
It is incredibly difficult for a child to escape the circumstances of extreme poverty when they don’t have access to education. Compassion helps change the story for a child living in poverty.
When you sponsor a child with Compassion, your sponsorship provides school fees, uniforms, books and supplies – all things that prevent children from attending school. Your money also provides basic necessities for the family so the child does not have to work.*
Your “Yes” can change a life. Sponsor a child today.
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