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Empowering the poorest communities to end child poverty

Education

Many children in the communities we work in cannot go to school. We provide help in the following ways;

  • Tuition classes for orphans and other children who may have missed schooling

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  • Breakfast Clubs – Breakfast Clubs provide a meal at the start of the day for children who wouldn’t otherwise have breakfast.  It’s also a way to work with the families and our volunteers help the parent or guardian to set up a small business to give lasting security.
  • ‘Period poverty’ – girls often drop out of school as a result of menstruation, because of the difficulty of managing the stigma of blood.  We have built girls toilet blocks and provide sanitary pads which are distributed free of charge.

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  • Provide orphan children with school uniforms and materials such as books and pencils
  • Alternative Basic Education for street children – classes that operate either early morning or in the evening for street children who have to work on the streets during the day

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  • Adult Functional literacy (AFL) – the majority of adults are unable to read or write, most having left school at an early age. Our AFL approach enables adults to learn at a time convenient to them and in a way that helps them to engage more with their children’s education. Many of the adults have been helped to run small businesses and so the classes assist them with learning skills relevant to the success of their enterprise.
  • School support – most of the schools that serve the communities we work with are extremely under resourced lacking even the most basic of materials. Partners for Change provides equipment and teacher training. We have also started early years education classes in schools

You can help

£10   will enable a child to attend a tuition class and catch up with their learning

£150   will keep a girl’s club running for one year