Provision of Scholarships
In Nigeria, the concept of early childhood education does exist but for the privilege few, usually those from the affluent families. In Ortese village, in every ten children, only one might be going to school. The public school system is completely non-existent. The situation is even worse for girls as they are regularly lured or often forced into unprepared and underaged marriages. Families live on less than one dollar a day. Children spend more time working on farms and doing other manual work like selling of fruits or other jobs that are bad for their health. Give to Educate the Poor’s emphasis is making education available and affordable to all the children of Ortese village but with a preferential option for girl’s education. Due to extreme poverty and a lack of assistance, girls pay much of the price as they are rushed into motherhood when they are still children themselves.
Give to educate the poor Inc is a voice for these voiceless children with the goal of soliciting sponsorships and donations to St Mary’s Academy Ortese to help make education available and affordable to the children. These sponsorships and donations will cover tuition as well as books, school supplies, uniforms, and help pay teachers’ salaries.
Children who live in rural and remote villages like Ortese village have no access to social and educational infrastructure like schools or public playgrounds. St Mary’s Academy is open to all children of the village including its playground. Donations for the upgrade and upkeep of these infrastructure will help make a difference in lives of these children. Therefore, one can see that the educational deprivation in rural and remote areas like Ortese village is driven by multiple factors which include economic and social political.
Decades of neglect and discrimination against poor and remote communities negatively impact children’s education, their health, and access to government resources.
School Feeding Program
St Mary’s Academy school lunch program is critical to student health and well-being especially for children in poor areas like Ortese village. It ensures that school children have nutrition they need throughout the day to learn. Almost all our children come to school without breakfast nor could afford to bring anything to eat during the school day. Food provided during school hours often serves as the only regular meal of the day for all our children. Your donation can help fight hunger, improve children’s health and ability to learn and stay focus throughout the day.