Empowering the powerless

The Problem:

The current programs to educate hungry children have failed. There are still 250 million children in the world who cannot read, write, and perform arithmetic. 



On any given day, millions of children around the world face barriers that prevent them from attending school. Children often miss out due to a lack of basic necessities like clean water or healthy food. Sometimes the closest school is hours from home. Other times, conflict, gender inequality, disabilities or cultural factors prevent them from gaining the education they deserve.

In order to effectively fight poverty around the world, the lack of education for children in developing countries, especially for girls, must be addressed.

Education is the first step to breaking the cycle of poverty. It provides the opportunity for children to learn, grow and become empowered to lead the life they want to live.

  • Lack of education is a cause of poverty and hunger.
  • Poverty is the principal cause of hunger.
  • Children lack the proper tools to learn.
  • Hunger is also a cause of poverty, and thus of hunger.

Are you ready to leave the talking behind and do something?




One of the largest contributors to global poverty is lack of access to education.

The following shocking facts about education are a snapshot of the problem and indicate how difficult it is for children in poverty to overcome the obstacles they face and escape their circumstances:

  • 250 million children in the world cannot read, write, or perform arithmetic.
  • The world needs almost 69 million new teachers.
  • Education is one of the most powerful ways to reduce poverty and improve health, gender equality, peace and stability.
  • If a mother has the ability to read, her children have a 50 percent greater chance of surviving past the age of five.
  • Thirty-nine percent of the worldwide poor have no formal education at all.
  • War and Conflict are one of many causes of poverty, leads to disruption in education.
  • About 35 percent of kids who are not in school are not receiving an education due to conflicts such as war.
  • There are more than 124 million primary or secondary school-aged children who are not in school around the world.
  • The reasons children do not attend school vary. Some children belong to families who cannot afford it, while others are too sick or too hungry to attend. All of these reasons trace back to poverty.
  • With each year of schooling, an individual’s income potential increases by around 10 percent.
  • A woman’s earning potential will be up to 20% higher for every year of schooling she completes.
  • Gender inequality in education is predominantly seen among the poor.
  • One of the first steps in overcoming poverty is receiving an education.


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