Help educate children

In terms of human development, the importance of education can’t be
overstated.
Every human being needs oxygen to survive in the world. Education is as
important as this because education gives people the knowledge and skills they
require. Education is and always will be very important in building a strong
foundation in one’s life. We want our youth to be educated, to be up to date with
current issues, and able to provide knowledge to the next generation.   It is a strong
building block in creating a stronger and healthier community.
Education is important to people of all ages and it has no limit. Children require
education in order for them to learn how to speak and to write. As Nelson Mandela
says, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the
world.” Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty,
to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to
fostering peace.
According to the National Statistics Committee, in 2015, about 29,000 adolescents
aged 7 to 15 years did not attend the school on a regular base, which is about 13
percent of the total number of school-age children. However, according to the
UNESCO Institute for Statistics, in 2009 there were more than 66,000 such
children. And year by year this number is increasing.
About 400 people are released from Kyrgyz orphanages every year. Nobody cares
about them, neither relative, nor the state structures. According to statistics more
than one third of them commit offenses, and only 10% are able to adjust normally
to independent life.
The main problems of these young people are social adaptation after release,
access to medical services, vocational education, housing and employment.
Because of the inability to obtain a quality education, graduates of orphanages
work in the service sector and low-skilled labor (at construction sites, car washes,
bazaars-markets and catering points).

We believe that money spent on education is more effective at lifting people out of
poverty than any other form of aid.
Way of Mercy gives kids the chance to learn again, providing backpacks, clothing
and school supplies to families who can’t afford them. We work with local
authorities, schools, and select sponsors to help them return to normal routines.

  • We are working with several Fortune 500 companies to expand efforts to
    bring school supplies to affected schools and students.
  • Providing thousands of backpacks filled with new school supplies directly to
    affected students.
  • Rebuilding and remodeling our school facilities.
  • Planning to launch a new program “internet classes in all schools”. That will
    prevent the lack of information of the modern world and provide online
    education to integrate children into new digital age with the help of
    computers with internet access and modern digital technologies.

Education is one of the most powerful ways to reduce poverty and improve
health, gender equality, peace and stability. For kids living in poverty,
childhood can be incredibly difficult. Life doesn’t come with guarantees like
medical treatment for illnesses, having shoes to wear to school and getting an
education. Their futures are uncertain, and it can seem like the world has
forgotten them.
But you can be a powerful voice for change. Just share one fact from our
website about poverty. This small act can help raise awareness for kids in
need, and change their stories for good. Or, if you’re ready to get more
involved, check out other ways you can make a difference in a way of mercy.

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