POSTED August 2, 2019
Education gives children an opportunity to realize their dreams
See how learning breaks down barriers to change
Children should be able to pursue their dreams, no matter where they’re born. Yet discrimination, exclusion and violence limits a child’s opportunities to learn and grow, affecting how they see the world and themselves.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada believes — together with our supporters — we can help children around the world overcome obstacles standing in the way of their education, dreams and potential. Through learning, children believe they can do the extraordinary.
Watch this video, to see how we’re making education accessible, so children have the skills to speak up and advocate for their rights.
Believe in children and power of education
We believe education is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.
Yet, more than 260 million don’t have the opportunity to go to school or complete their education.
Many live near schools but aren’t allowed to enter. Others are forced to sit apart for a simple reason — they’re a girl.
What’s standing in their way?
Gender inequality, harmful social practices, violence and discrimination as well as lack of access to basic resources such as, maternal and child-health services.
To break these barriers, we build schools, equip health centres, supply clean water and ensure their sustainability.
At the same time, we help children tackle serious social issues such as, child marriage, child labour and mistaken beliefs that girls don’t need an education.
We also engage boys and men as partners for change.
By partnering with children, communities, supporters and governments, we increase accountability and help ensure laws protect children.
The result, children believe they can do the extraordinary.
Whether it’s going to school, helping end child marriage or becoming a teacher, nurse or successful entrepreneur, a child should have the opportunity to realize their dreams.
Education brings children a world full of possibilities.
Join our global movement for change.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE:
Children Believe works globally to empower children to dream fearlessly, stand up for what they believe in — and be heard. For 60+ years, we’ve brought together brave young dreamers, caring supporters and partners, and unabashed idealists. Together, we’re driven by a common belief: creating access to education — inside and outside of classrooms — is the most powerful tool children can use to change their world.