A child’s ability to read, write and compute is a strong predictor of future success. Education gives young people the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in life and succeed in school. Unfortunately, education can be challenging for children growing up in developing nations. Poverty, distant school locations and lack of educational resources can all make it difficult for children to get an education. Working adults, financial instability and a lack of affordable childcare options can also make it difficult for parents to find the time and resources needed to give their children an education. Below are some examples of how programs that help children and youth get an education are making a difference in Rwanda.
What are the common reasons for lack of education
Education is often the first thing to go when families and communities are struggling with poverty. Children may drop out of school to work or help raise younger siblings, while teens and young adults may be unable to start or finish school because they can’t afford textbooks and school fees. Organizations that help children and youth in Rwanda get an education find innovative ways to keep classrooms open and stocked with educational materials so that children and youth can continue learning. They may also help provide scholarships and other resources to youth who might not be able to attend school because of financial hardship.
How organizations Help Children Get an Education?
Education organizations work with communities to create sustainable educational models that help children get an education even when families are struggling financially. Education organizations may support one-on-one tutoring programs, provide school supplies and equipment, or offer scholarships. Education organizations may also work with communities to find creative ways to make school more affordable for families, such as providing transportation for children who live too far away to walk to school every day.
Financial support and necessary items for learning
Children growing up in developing nations often need more support than their peers in developed countries. These children may live in extreme poverty, have to walk far to get to school each day, and have few educational resources. To ensure that children in developing nations have the materials and support they need to get an education, donors can provide financial support. For example, donors can help provide children in Rwanda with school supplies, such as pencils, notebooks and uniforms. Other examples of what organizations that help children get an education can provide include: Teaching materials (e.g. books, calculators, dictionaries etc.) School infrastructure (e.g. desks, computers, lab equipment etc.) Faculty training and professional development Financial aid (scholarships, food assistance etc.)