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.