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|Education provides children with opportunities to escape poverty, gain a voice in their community and experience a better quality of life. But worldwide, more than 120 million children are unable to attend school.|
Many poor parents cannot pay school fees or buy supplies. Communities often lack suitable school buildings and qualified teachers. And families may need their children’s help in the fields or family business just to survive. Without an education, a child has little hope of breaking free from poverty and reaching his or her full potential.
|Education provides children with opportunities to escape poverty.|
Children at a World Vision-constructed school in Toungouzou Village in Niger attend class despite empty stomachs and many friends whose families have moved away in search of food.
Financial assistance—World Vision assists parents in need with the cost of school fees and/or uniforms for their children.
Programs for disadvantaged children—World Vision programs are opening doors for children around the world who might otherwise be denied an education. In Armenia, for example, preschool programs for disabled children allow them to socialize in regular classrooms instead of being isolated at home or in an institution.
School supplies—World Vision helps ensure that poor children have basic supplies like textbooks, pens, paper and pencils, without which they may be turned away from class.
Advocacy—World Vision advocates for girls’ education to ensure they have the same opportunity as boys to attend school and develop their potential.
Building new schools—In communities lacking school facilities, new schools are constructed to help make education a reality for impoverished children.
Repairing existing schools—World Vision helps make improvements and additions to schools in places like Afghanistan, where dilapidated buildings have been transformed into safe learning environments benefiting thousands of students.
Vocational training—World Vision provides adults with access to job-skills training that can help them earn a sustainable income for their families.
Literacy training—In communities around the world, World Vision literacy programs are helping adults learn to read, write and count—establishing a legacy of literacy that can last for generations.