International Youth Day 2019 - Transforming Education

By: Eve PohlPosted On: August 12th, 2019

Education plays an instrumental role in breaking the cycle of poverty and our goal is to remove as many barriers as possible that could be standing in the way of our students’ academic goals and success.

Today is International Youth Day and this year the United Nations theme is 'Transforming Education' which "highlights efforts that make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves… and to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.” –  UN Website 2019. 

Living in Korah poses unique challenges to youth education. It is not uncommon for youth to take months or even years off from school due to economic hardship or in order to look after ill family members. These long interruptions affect both the continuity and quality of their education. In additon, poor nutrition also interferes with their performance at school as it further impedes their ability to concentrate and think. Due to these factors, it is quite common for classrooms to have children and youth of many different ages all in the same class.  

We are truly grateful to all of our supporters and staff who have helped Hope for Korah transform educational opportunities for kids of all ages from daycare - all the way up through college!   With your support we are able to sponsor children's access to education, create a strong after-school tutoring program, build our library and educational resources, as well as offer after school clubs such as soccer, arts and drama. In addition we are able to feed hundreds of children breakfast, every morning before school, so they can concentrate and do better in their studies.

Every day, young people of all ages come to our various compounds seeking love, acceptance and counsel while participating in our varied educational activities and programs. We are so encouraged by our children and youth, and the impact that 'our working together' is making in transforming their education and changing their lives and future!

We invite you to take a closer look at the varied educational programs we offer children and youth of all ages.


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