To children living in poverty, education is the doorway to a world of possibility. Children International supports the efforts of sponsored children who pass through that doorway and gives them the tools they’ll need to find success on the other side.

Education plays the central role in escaping generational poverty. It’s been estimated that for every year a child stays in school, their future earning potential increases by 10%-20%.

How We Help

Your sponsorship helps provide educational assistance, such as:

  • Clothing - shoes and school uniforms
  • Supplies - textbooks, calculators, notebooks, pencils and pens
  • Libraries - reference materials and study areas
  • Study aids - tutoring, educational workshops and special youth programs
  • Computer centers - often include classes to help youth become familiar with today’s technology.

With additional funding, CI also:

  • Renovates, expands or builds schools and libraries

  • Provides teacher training and educational workshops

  • Offers early education programs.

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Our HOPE Fund provides scholarships that allow qualified sponsored youth to advance their education in secondary schools, vocational training…even colleges and universities. In the 2011-2012 school year, CI gave out nearly 1,700 HOPE scholarships. Giving to the HOPE Fund helps pave the way for impoverished youth to escape poverty through education.