Education and Training
Creating life-changing educational opportunities for children and young people
Education is a powerful way to reduce poverty.
Every child in Compassion’s program has the opportunity to go to school and receive an education. But for thousands of these children, breaking the cycle of poverty requires more than school lessons.
Through the generosity of our supporters, Compassion works through the local church to identify a tailored plan for each child and provide what is needed to continue their educational development. This could mean helping with:
- Vocational training
- University Education
- Resources such as computer labs and books
- Numeracy and literacy training
Compassion staff knows each individual child’s strengths, struggles and dreams for the future. They understand their specific education needs—and how meeting those needs can help them overcome poverty.
Why Education and Training is so important
In developing countries, 200 million young people leave school without the skills they need for gainful employment
58 million children are out of school. The poorest children are five times more likely to be out of school than the richest children
Female youths are 1.7x more likely to be illiterate than male youths
Developing countries spend only 1% of the amount that developed countries spend on students. That’s US$40 in developing countries compared to US$4000 in developed nations
Sources: UN; UIS