Across the world, children living in poverty often walk miles to get to school. It can take them hours. They do this trek twice a day because they know that education is critical and the best to break the cycle of poverty. Could you do the same with your friends and Schlep to School?
The concept is simple: Walk to your school for one morning and raise vital funds for our life-changing education and livelihoods work in Northern Ghana and in India.
Download the booklet below for more instructions on how to get set up and involved.
In our focus region of Tolon in Northern Ghana, we work with our long term partners, School for Life, to improve the quality of education children receive when they are in school. We also run reading clubs in schools with a popular inter-school reading competition to help improve literacy rates.
We also support young people to develop entrepreneurial and vocational skills that will empower them to break out the cycle of poverty. You can read more about our approaches to support young men and women in Tolon develop their business and leadership skills here.
In India, we have long-term partnerships with local NGOs funding a range of educational and vocational skills-training projects. One example is our partnership with Women For Women, providing an opportunity for young women living in poverty to become nursing assistants and medical laboratory technicians. This not only helps the young women break out of poverty but ensures that they can support their families and their communities too.