For my son, age 7, I want him to be able to achieve his dreams of being an inventor. He started his school career in preschool and is now in second grade. He is doing well in school and studies hard. He always does his best in school and values his education. Other kids around the world are not as lucky as they struggle to attain an education.
In another part of the world, Masuma, age 12, is a girl from Bangladesh. Many girls her age are forced into child marriages against their wishes. They have their own hopes and dreams that they may want to follow and to not be stuck in a marriage that would end their formal education and make them dependent on their husbands for their families and livelihoods. She wants to become a schoolteacher but is afraid her dreams may not be able to come true.
CARE is an organization to empower girls and women around the world who are living in poverty. According to CARE, education is the best way to lift these girls from poverty.
Children who stay in school are healthier, earn more money as adults, start families later—and most importantly—are more likely to make sure their sons and daughters also go to school. Education is an investment that pays off now and for generations.
CARE helps them follow a different path in life than otherwise which would leave them trap in a rigid social structure and endless cycle of poverty. With a proper education, they would become more socially mobile and learn to be independent women who can provide their own means of subsistence and to be able to contribute to the greater good of society as well. CARE helps them fulfill their potential in life and create a life that they would want through schooling and education.
11-year-old Moni from Bangladesh says that she loves school because her teachers take care of her and inspire her to study. But for many girls and women, education is a privilege they are too often denied in their situation. CARE wants to change that and to help women and girls around the world to get the education they need to start careers and to empower them in their lives. No child should be denied an education because they are poor.
With the right motivation, tools, and educational background these girls and women can succeed in their chosen profession. To learn more about CARE organization and find ways to help visit: www.care.org.
Join me by sending a letter of hope and encouragement! Despite obstacles and surmounting financial challenges, these girls need to hear from you! Voice your support for them to stay in school so that they can accomplish their goals, hopes and dreams which would directly also benefit themselves, their families and their communities.