According to UNICEF, roughly one in five school-aged children are not in school at all. Children and adolescents are excluded from education for many reasons. Poverty remains one of the most obstinate barriers, with children from the poorest households almost five times more likely to be out of primary school than those from the richest.
When it’s back-to-school time, many families in the U.S. are excitedly preparing their children to start another school year. However, it is not that simple for orphaned, displaced, refugee and needy children in the Middle East and Africa. The beginning of the schoolyear creates many challenges for families due to poverty and isolation. You can help to make a difference in a child’s life through an education donation. Our refugee education support program takes your gift and uses it to provide kids with school uniforms, shoes, socks, underwear and backpacks filled with school supplies like notebooks, pens, pencils and crayons.
As an education charity, Life constructs schools in the Middle East and Africa, as well as distributes books, educational materials, and uniforms for students and teachers in many areas. Our education relief fund has recipients in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Gaza, Ghana, Haiti, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Syria, the West Bank. We’re a leader among international education charity organizations in providing books and educational materials to teachers and students in Native American and non-profit schools and colleges throughout the U.S.
When it comes to higher education, Life has greatly contributed to a group of projects that support university education in Syria at the University of Aleppo. This refugee education support has helped students thrive not only in their educational lives, but in their personal lives as well, by allowing them more opportunities when it comes to jobs and life after receiving a college education.