Give them books,
We know that education can mean the difference between a child being forcibly recruited into combat and that child escaping poverty, finding a career path, and strengthening their community. Help us create schools, train teachers, and fund scholarships for these children.
Remove their risk and secure their future
Education is critical to restoring communities in areas of conflict. Without education, children are at greater risk of becoming combatants, and their communities face an unbroken cycle of poverty and violence.
Together we can create educational opportunities that change children’s lives and strengthen communities. We can do this in a beautiful and holistic way, raising up children as farmers, entrepreneurs, and peacemakers.
Educating Children for Safety
Education is a primary way we gain access to children in conflict areas. It is also a primary way we protect children because the more skilled and educated a child becomes, the less expendable they are. Various models for education are used, traditional schools, mentoring, and spiritual guidance. Often, hands-on work programs create the highest impact because they are experiential and tangible.
The Path of Future Influence
When we get a child through school, it doesn’t mean we are done. In Mexico, for example, we have helped over 200 young adults through university. We are working to set the children we serve up as influencers for their own generation. We are inviting you on a journey of helping develop the next generation teachers, pastors, and workers who shine brightly in their own contexts.