Educated for Life
The 12-year-old’s favorite subject is literature. “I want to be a teacher because I like teaching,” says the sponsored child. “I want to see children in my community be educated. Educated people respect each other.”
Imagine how different your life would be if you had never learned to read or understand numbers. For millions of people in the developing world, this is their reality — and their lack of education significantly impacts their ability to leave poverty behind.
Worldwide, an estimated 58 million elementary age children are not enrolled in school. Through age 15, that increases to 120 million. And despite progress over recent decades, many children in school do not achieve functional literacy and numeracy skills due to overcrowded classes, lack of supplies, teachers who need more training, or disruption due to disasters and prolonged crises.
Poverty, ill health, poor nutrition, and a lack of stimulation during the first five years of life can undermine educational foundations, restricting what children can accomplish in the future.
Please pray for all children to have the chance to go to school and learn.
Great Teacher, children need an education to have the full and abundant life You came to give them. Your Word demonstrates how You touch people’s hearts to spur them to action for their own benefit. Bless people living in poverty by providing ways to learn to read and to apply this new skill to help lift their families out of poverty — for this generation and generations to come.
“Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.” —Proverbs 4:13 (NIV)
Photo©2016 World Vision, Chanthany Chea