Right to Education

Our Impact over the last 10 years

Since inception, we have sought to increase children’s access to equitable and quality education. Our focus has been empowering children affected by poverty and other vulnerabilities such as the COVID-19 pandemic, violent conflicts, forced displacement, and, children who lack parental or guardian care. 

Our approach includes provision of scholarships to identified children, in partnership with the GNRC and other grassroots partners. We have also supported provision of learning resources such as books, computers, mobile phones and internet access, as well as supporting teachers and volunteers working with or grassroots partners. 

Throughout the 10 years, we maintained partnership with GNRC members from 9 countries – Lebanon, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, Sierra Leone, Senegal, South Sudan and Zambia – where we have directly supported thousands of children over the years in efforts to in advance this fundamental right for all children.

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“I feel like an eagle destined to fly high, but not alone, with fellow children who I will also inspire to purposely eradicate poverty in their hearts and minds”
Volunteer children trainer, I Can Malaysia

“I would like to study and become a teacher but now I am away from my school since we are living in this camp after we were displaced”
Maream, girl from Syria

David Odongo

Thika School Of The Visually Impaired, Kenya

David has been a beneficiary of the End Child Poverty scholarship programme since he was in primary school. He has since studied and completed his secondary school studies a year ago, awaiting to join tertiary studies.

David recalls when one time when he was about to be sent home for school fees arrears. Being a student who loved his studies, David was distressed not only by the thought of missing classes, but also just thinking about the trouble of travelling all the way from Thika (Central Kenya) to Siaya (Western Kenya) coupled with the challenges of visual impairment

Just when students were about to be sent home for school fees arrears, David was called by his class teacher who informed him of a bank deposit cheque from Arigatou International – End Child Poverty, through which his school fees had been paid.

David’s dream career is to become a lecturer of linguistics and history. He also wants to give back to his community by sponsoring vulnerable children acquire quality education and achieve their dreams.

“I hate poverty because in brings disunity in the community. I would like to study and become a lecturer and help children in poverty in my community” – David

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