When The Global Orphan Project started, we thought orphan care was about the children. Turns out, it is AND much more. One example is education and the difference it makes not just for the kids, but also their families and the community. Many children do not have access to school, because the cost of school fees, books, supplies and a school uniform represents a massive, sometimes crippling, financial burden on struggling families.
When you (GO Project) funds the operational expenses of schools run by our partners, they are able to offer tuition at rates that are affordable to families living in the community. Kids going to school! Parents relieved of financial pressure, not having to choose which child gets an education. What a blessing!
And we’re not the only ones thinking about the importance of an A+ education. Isabelle, Shannon, and Alexus, (11 and 12 years old) recently met at a conference in Washington D.C., where they decided to help kids their age in Africa go to school…
We were all invited to a leadership conference in Washington, D.C. From 3 different states, we had never met each other. None of us thought we would end up as friends, much less start a project to raise money for children to go to school in Africa.
We are Isabelle, Shannon, and Alexus, (11 and 12 years old) and we would like to tell you our story. Our leadership conference in D.C. was nothing like we had ever experienced before and we were each challenged in a different and unique way. It was a week long event learning about our nation through site visits and interactive trips with the theme of “Voices of Change”. We were given the task to come up with a way to change the world around us. While we were discussing the importance of how education impacted American history, we found ourselves talking about how lucky we were to be able to go to school and how many other children don’t have that same opportunity.
We came up with the idea to send kids to school in Africa! We created the name “A+ Education” – which brought together our ideas for helping kids in “A”frica through “Education”. We want to send 25 children to school in Ethiopia. It costs $180 to send one child.
Isabelle, Shannon, and Alexus have started their own myGO Project A+ Education and are looking forward to helping 25 kids just like them go to school in Africa. Click here if you would like to help them, or would like to start your own myGO project supporting Education.