It’s that exciting time of year again–back to school! Yet at UniversalGiving, we remind ourselves that an education is not a given for many children around the world. Indeed, some have faced bullets for the right to learn.
One Simple Question Malala Asks the World
Malala Yousafzai, the teenager who stood up to the Taliban for the right to go to school, asks a simple question the world must answer: “Why is it that giving guns is so easy but giving books is so hard?”
How You Can Help
Helping every child to go to school is Malala’s “duty.” At UniversalGiving, we believe that it is ours as well. Malala’s quote in the title reflects Malala’s-and our-belief that the education of one child is a gift not just to the child, but also to the entire world. Here are three simple ways you can help ensure an education for children around the world.
West Africa has the lowest literacy rate in the world, with more than 40% of the population unable to read or write- one of the major contributing factors of poverty in the region. For $50 you can donate a box of books and change a child’s life.
WorldTeach provides volunteer teachers to developing countries to educate children in a mission to end poverty. Your donation will allow these volunteers to make an impactful difference.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, two out of three children who do not attend school are girls and, in turn, girls grow up to make two thirds of the world’s 875 million illiterate adults. Your $25 donation to Educate a Girl, Educate a Nation will help provide a scholarship, books and school supplies for girls in Africa.
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