Providing an education for someone is crucial and has immeasurable effects. No one knows what one person with an education can go onto achieve and that’s what’s so exciting about it.

For many children, education is just a dream because they are denied access as a result of poverty, war or natural disaster. This tragically limits them to a life of low paid casual labour, makes them vulnerable to child trafficking, homeless, left to beg on the streets, exposes them to disease, become involved with gangs, drug distribution and so much more. We know that children are extremely precious and are more than capable of embracing an education if they are just given the opportunity. We love how intelligent children are and how wonderful their imagination is and we want to help as many children as possible achieve their dreams.

Gaining access to education poses a real challenge for many children living in poverty. For most families, finding food is hard enough, let alone paying school fees, especially if they have a lot of children. The families that we help struggle to simply find food for their children, so education is just not an option. They are not just expected to pay the school fees, but the extra school requirements ranging from schoolbooks, uniform, shoes and exam fees. If a child does not arrive at school with everything asked of them, they are at risk of being sent back home.

Smile International is helping to change this by providing education projects in Africa and Asia as well as through our Child Sponsorship programme. We feel so strongly about providing an education as it offers people an opportunity to get out of the cycle of poverty and so much more.

We are providing opportunities for children at risk and those living in extreme poverty to receive an education by paying for their school fees, providing uniforms, as well as covering the costs of children’s exam fees. We are also working to improve the environment in which children learn and the materials the educators have available.

What can you do to help? We have set up a special Education fund to which you can donate any amount of money which will go towards providing children living in poverty with the opportunity to go to school and receive an education.

Or you can sponsor a child for £30 a month and you can make a world of difference to a precious life and make their dream a reality. You can give a child the opportunity to see the world in a different light. To explore the world, to learn about the world in which they live and how, in this world, their life matters.

We want to see children smiling because their dream of going to school has come true and you can help make this happen.

Please help us give children the start in life they need that without your help, they will not get.

If you would like to help then please consider donating today.

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