What we do & how we do it
Children living in extreme poverty have many needs – food, shelter, medicine. They often also face further barriers stopping them from getting help – ethnic discrimination, disability, even their gender. Global Care works to support children living in extreme poverty, the poorest of the poor. However it is not enough simply to meet the needs of poverty today. We want to break the cycle of poverty which holds these children back, so the next generation is free too. We want to see whole communities released from poverty.
How? The key is education.
Childhood injuries resulted in *Samuel developing deformities in his right leg, arm and hand. He was enrolled in a local school but living in rural Uganda, the journey was too long and difficult for him. Through sponsorship, Samuel now has transport to school on a motorbike. Global Care has helped pay for accessible latrines and classrooms. Without education, he would have been dependent on others his whole life. With education, he will grow up able to earn money and build a life for himself.
Our sponsors and our partner projects do provide food, shelter, clothing and medicine. But they provide it to help children reach the end goal: education. It is clear from the evidence that education is the best way to break the poverty cycle 1. Education opens up opportunities for children to become self-sufficient adults, providing for themselves and their families. Education produces a generation of children who are able to transform the future of their nation: to become its future leaders, business owners and entrepeneurs.
*Neeraj helps his father run a stall at the market in India. He started school through our sponsorship programme, and learned maths. When he works at the stall now, he stops his father being cheated: he adds up the amount due and counts the money. As a result, his family are able to earn more and have enough to eat.
Global Care works to help children access education AND to improve the quality of the education they receive, because education is the key to a better future. This journey can be your journey too. By sponsoring a child or partnering a project, you can be a part of making today better and tomorrow wonderful.