Hope Through Education
Hope Through Education
We believe providing an education is the key to breaking poverty's vicious cycle. Without education, children grow up illiterate and spend their lives working menial jobs, if they can get jobs at all. In Third World and Developing countries, a little money can go a long ways to providing quality education. Love In Action is currently sponsoring children and building schools in the Philippines, Pakistan, and soon Haiti. It only costs, on average, $10,000 to build a school, $100 per month for teachers and $200 per month for food for the children.
These schools and scholarships provide education for children who have no hope of receiving an education. The schools are also used for churches, so the Gospel of Jesus Christ is proclaimed, not only to the students, but to their families as well.
Please help us by praying and giving financially. When you give, you help change the course of history for these children, families and impoverished countries. Please send your tax-deductible donation to: Love In Action, P.O. Box 85, Dothan, AL 36302, and write "Hope Through Education" in the memo section of your check. You can also give online by clicking here. Thank you.
They are waiting for us. Will we help?
We successfully built our first school in the Philippines in Punta, Zamboanga del Norte on the island of Mindanao. The school is pictured to the right. They called it "Tuck Everlasting School," and it is among the top 5 schools in that district. We praise God for all He is doing through the school in Punta.
Love In Action focuses primarily on the island of Mindanao. It's the most impoverished island in the Philippines. More than 60 percent of children do not complete at least secondary education, compared to only 10-14 percent in the U.S.
We are building our first school in Pakistan. We do not announce exactly where it is due to safety concerns. We are close to completing the school. When it is completed children will be able to receive an education and have a safe place to enjoy nutritious meals each day. It will also provide a safe haven for Christians to enjoy church services.
School are badly needed in Pakistan as 50 percent of school-age children cannot read and write. Only 23 percent of children under the age of 16 attend secondary school. A study by The Lotus Project found that almost one-third of Pakistanis live in extreme educational poverty - having received less than two years of education.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. More than 50 percent of Haitian children do not attend school, because they cannot afford it. In some locales, that number skyrockets to 90 percent. Considering 85 percent of Haitians make $2 or less a day, that statistic is not surprising.
Together, with our ministry partner Give Us Hope Mission, we can change the future of Haiti by providing a quality education and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the students, parents and communities. We can also fight malnutrition by providing daily nutrtious meals for the students.