Give the Gift of Education

by Me Against Poverty Inc
Give the Gift of Education

Summary

We strongly believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and can create a better future for children, families and communities. We promote education in the Yonibana community by providing scholarships to economically disadvantaged students. When you sponsor a student, you invest in the future of Sierra Leone, one child at a time.

$623.30
total raised
13
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Roughly 80% of parents are illiterate and characterized by abject poverty which makes it difficult to send their children to school. Students spend most of their time after school working on farms to help pay for their schooling. These children tend to drop out of school early because the cost of an education is high compared with the income of families who are poor.

Solution

The monies that families would have to pay for student's school fees can be allocated toward other necessities or provide an opportunity for a sibling to attend school. Students will be equipped to enter the workforce, training program or university.

Long-Term Impact

By relieving families of this financial obligation, students are more likely to improve their academic performance because they are able to apply more focus to their academics. MAP also seeks to enhance students' learning experience by providing, learning tools and external instructional support.

Resources

http:/​/​www.meagainstpoverty.org
2016 Scholarship Award
Sponsor a Student
The Library project
Scholarship and school supplies recipients

Organization Information

Me Against Poverty Inc

Location: Manassas, VA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @MeAgainstPvty
Project Leader:
Beresford Coker
Manassas, VA United States

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