POSTED November 13, 2020
How does education lift up our lives in more than one way?
Watch former U.S. President Barack Obama share the importance of time in the classroom
We dream of a world where all children have access to an education so they can build a career path and gain the skills to grow and develop to their full potential, as former U.S. President Obama notes in the video below.
“Through education … you learn how to learn, how to think critically and find solutions to unexpected challenges,” says Obama.
At Children Believe we help children overcome barriers, such as cultural traditions, poverty and exploitation so they can go to school, get an education, learn their rights and speak up to make positive change in their communities.
Watch the U.S. Department of State’s ShareAmerica video below for a reminder of how education shapes who we become.
ABOUT CHILDREN BELIEVE (formerly Christian Children's Fund of Canada):
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.
About ChildFund Alliance:
A member of ChildFund Alliance, Children Believe is part of a global network of 12 child-focused development organizations working to create opportunities for children and youth, their families and communities. ChildFund helps nearly 23-million children and their families in more than 70 countries overcome poverty and underlying conditions that prevent children from achieving their full potential. We work to end violence against children; provide expertise in emergencies and disasters to ease the harmful impact on children and their communities; and engage children and youth to create lasting change and elevate their voices in decisions that affect their lives.