Education is the great equalizer, and yet, some children will never see the inside of a classroom, significantly reducing their health, safety and economic mobility.
-In the last 5 years, funding requests for education in emergencies have increased more than 20%.
-Women make up more than two-thirds of the world’s 796 million illiterate people.
-More than half of children in low- and middle-income countries cannot read proficiently by age 10.
The good news is our charity partners listed below are working to ensure quality education is available to all. Their programs include building schools, training educators, arranging safe transportation, expanding inclusive education programs and more.
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- Title: Ashoka Fellow Fabrice Hégron discusses his work with a panel
- Charity: Ashoka
- Country: France
- Photo Credit: Jelena Stajic / Ashoka
Social entrepreneur and Ashoka Fellow Fabrice Hégron discusses his nonprofit, En Direct Des Eleveurs, at an event hosted by Ashoka’s team in France. His organization is revolutionizing the dairy industry in France by developing small-scale farming alternatives. Through new modes of production and distribution that respect the environment and offer healthy milk, he positions dairy producers as wellness partners and reconnects them with consumers. This creates a viable subsidy-free economic model to maintain a collapsing industry.
- Title: Ashoka Young Changemakers connect in Indonesia
- Charity: Ashoka
- Country: Indonesia
- Photo Credit: Ashoka
Young Indonesians selected as Ashoka Young Changemakers (AYC) bond over their shared enthusiasm for driving social change. Each young changemaker elected has launched a social venture in their community, formed peer-led teams, and co-created solutions for the good of all. The AYC network is a global community of powerful young people who are helping activate more youth-led ventures.
- Title: Anastasia
- Charity: CMMB
- Country: Kenya
- Photo Credit: CMMB
Anastasia and her family members had to walk two hours to fetch water. That was before CMMB installed a rainwater harvesting system with a 10,500-gallon storage capacity at Anastasia’s school That’s enough to last the children in the school an entire school calendar year. The head teacher at Anastasia’s school says that the school dropout rate for adolescent girls was quite high due to some of the severe challenges around access to water, as well as hygiene and sanitation challenges. Now, having the CMMB rainwater harvesting system in place, the lives and health of Anastasia’s community and classmates have changed dramatically for the better.