Breaking poverty through education
|Peterson, who wasn't in school last year.|
With Andrea, one of his school sponsors.
Fikkart refers to a New York Times opinion piece in which Nikolas Kristof writes,
"One common thread, whether I’m reporting on poverty in New York City or in Sierra Leone, is that a good education tends to be the most reliable escalator out of poverty. Another common thread: whether in America or Africa, disadvantaged kids often don’t get a chance to board that escalator."
If you want to do something about the problem, a place to start is helping fund our school in Port-au-Prince by sponsoring a student. By "our" I mean Child Hope International, an orphanage-based mission with which I am very happily affiliated. Our school is currently hosting more than 30 children from the surrounding neighborhood, most of whom would not otherwise be going to school at all. Here's a link to the Student Sponsorship page.