Education is every child's right
Every day in developing countries, impoverished children, orphans, and restaveks (child servants) face obstacles we’ve never experienced.
After five months of violent unrest and then COVID-19 pandemic, children in Haiti could return to school in mid-August only to be “bullied” by Tropical Storm Laura. Roads in the capital city and surrounding areas of Port-au-Prince were flooded and more than 100,000 were left without electricity.
Going to school is an opportunity these children crave. Like sponges, they soak in the information that will help them rise above their poverty-stricken lives. The situation is especially acute in Haiti where the literacy rate is only about 61%. Virtual learning is impossible where more than half of the families live on less than $3 a day. It is a struggle just to buy school supplies or a decent pair of shoes. The children we support also know they will get a nutritious meal each day at school. For many, it may be their only meal of the day.
Ending poverty begins with education.
- Basic reading and math skills mean job opportunities.
- Malnutrition is reduced when parents know how to feed their families properly.
- Health improves as superstitions are erased.
All Children, Inc. is working in developing countries like Haiti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and the Philippines because education is the perfect starting place in making communities safer and resilient.
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