This is a sponsored post.
When you think of education what do you imagine? Homeschooling, charter schools, public schools, private schools, junior college or more? Here in the United States we have many opportunities to educate our children. Sometimes actually more than we need. Our education is vast and wide and there are opportunities for many.
But what if you live in poverty? Imagine waking up not being able to go to school, because you need to help your mother take care of your younger siblings or realize that your parents don’t have enough money to buy the uniform required to send you school.
It’s even more complicated when you realize that not two families have the same situation. Each family’s path out of poverty calls for a different action plan.
Global poverty may be a tremendous problem, but the good news is there are ways to tackle it. One of the best ways is to learn how we can help students living in poverty overcome and achieve their dreams.
Unbound is an organization that helps to build relationships of mutual respect and support to bring people together and challenge poverty in new and innovative ways.
Since 1981, Unbound has been helping individuals who are in need of an education. In fact, in 2019, Unbound awarded $3.9 million in scholarships to more than 9,000 students across Latin America, Asia and Africa. In addition to their scholarship program, last year Unbound provided $112 million in direct support of their sponsorship programs, helping more than 300,000 sponsored friends work towards their goals.
Back in 2004, I had the opportunity to visit El Salvador and see first-hand how educational scholarships make a difference in the life of a child. It radically changes a child’s life!
Over the years, I’ve also had the privilege of sponsoring three children through different organizations. Through these experiences, I was able to follow along their life journey and successes. I sponsored a student named Mohammed from Palestine through a different organization, but through that experience I learned more about what sponsorship programs like Unbound can do to help children around the world.
I know from experience that small and steady support from sponsorship can help a child access education and reach their goals. With Unbound, I’m excited to see how their personalized approach can make even more of an impact along the way to graduation day.
With Unbound’s educational scholarships students are provided much needed uniforms, transportation, tuition, supplies, fees and more to help them attend school. During the pandemic, Unbound’s scholarship program has provided even more; personal computers and Internet access for kids learning virtually, as well as paying for required tests, tuition and other supplies for students of all ages.
Furthermore, Unbound scholarships help children graduate high school and college, which in turn encourages them to become self-sufficient adults in their community. In fact, many Unbound staff around the world today are actually former sponsored children – it’s hard to imagine a group of people more inspiring or more qualified to serve in their community.
You can make a difference in the life of a child and their family by visiting Unbound.org and contributing to their educational scholarship program through either a one-time gift or a recurring monthly donation. There are also opportunities for one-on-one child sponsorship and creative fundraiser ideas to help raise money for Unbound and their programs in the world.
So, take a look around, read the inspiring stories and learn how to make difference for those living in poverty with Unbound.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf on Unbound.