Education in Developing Countries


Our education programs in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Uganda strive to provide more children with quality education. For every year of schooling attained, boys’ earning potential climbs 5-15% & girls’ even more.


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Our education programs


Providing more children with quality education

BOLIVIA: EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION & CARE

These programs help children achieve developmental milestones, especially during the critical first six years of life when malnutrition, disease, abandonment, social exclusion and lack of stimulation can have lifelong repercussions on health and academic outcomes.

Greater availability of daycare promotes positive parenting by offering parents direct support as well as freeing them to pursue better livelihoods, knowing their children are being cared for in safe, supportive environments.

ETHIOPIA: EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE & EDUCATION

Early childhood care and education (ECCE) centres boost children’s physical, cognitive and social development before they enter primary school. ECCE enables parents to work and older siblings to attend school. Children who attend preschool tend to be more ready for primary school, perform better once there and are less likely to drop out than their peers.

ETHIOPIA: ALTERNATIVE BASIC EDUCATION

CFTC’s Ethiopian partners support Alternative Basic Education (ABE) to supplement state-funded education by providing infrastructure, teacher training, and school materials to disadvantaged children in areas under-served by formal schools. We also provide nutrition, school supplies and classroom materials through ABEs and ECCEs supported by local partners.

GHANA: EDUCATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Northern Ghana lacks some of the basics for quality education to be available to its children: infrastructure, teachers, and solid governance for primary schools. We support teacher recruitment and training, assist in infrastructure development (schools, classrooms, water and sanitation facilities, educational and teaching and learning materials and equipment) to provide Ghana’s children with safe spaces to learn and grow. In the past year, four community schools (1,208 pupils, 48% girls) received support including teaching & learning materials, and recreational equipment. A group of students participated in a trip to a Science Resource Centre. Further, 102 adults including teachers, parents, school management committee members, and circuit supervisors received support to enhance school management and governance.

Read more about a new school bringing new hope to hundreds of students in Kpachelo, Ghana.

UGANDA: SCHOOL FEEDING

Uganda’s school feeding programs, delivered through early childhood care centres and primary schools, are vital to ensure that children are well-nourished during the day. Daily nutritious meals give children the energy to concentrate and learn in school, and also provide an incentive to attend school. School meals offer parents and caregivers peace of mind knowing that children are not going hungry, and mean that those at home (younger children or other vulnerable family members) are more likely to receive adequate nutrition, too.

UGANDA: SUPPORT FOR VULNERABLE CHILDREN & WOMEN

CFTC’s local partners take a holistic approach to development. Community-led programs incorporate direct supports delivered to vulnerable children through early childhood care centres and primary schools (educational supplies, school food programs), many of which are funded through child sponsorship. These community- and region-wide integrated programs connect income generation and capacity building for parents with children’s education and nutrition.

CFTC’s Ugandan partner shares Raymond’s story (pictured).

UGANDA: EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PRIMARY EDUCATION

We fund schools, support teacher and parent/guardian training, increase capacity for self-governance, build, renovate and supply equipment for classrooms, and install water and sanitation facilities – especially critical to attract and keep girls in school. We also support child-led peer and community advocacy, to engage children, families and communities in awareness-raising of the value and importance of children’s education.

The results


We are achieving together

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13 early childhood care and education centres are operating in Bolivia, providing 906 children with safe spaces to learn and grow in their first six years.

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1,069 children in Bolivia are attending six primary schools with CFTC support.

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25,536 students are attending 21 primary schools in Ethiopia.

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65 teachers attended training.

Three new classrooms have been built or renovated in Ethiopia

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1,244 children in Ghana are attending four primary schools. 28 classrooms have new school supplies and equipment.

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In 2015 CFTC provided 2.08 million meals and snacks to 9,476 children in Uganda.

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9,032 students in Uganda are enrolled in 14 primary schools and receive new school supplies and equipment each year.

I want to be a science teacher. I love the way teachers conduct themselves. They respect themselves and help to teach children from poor families. That’s what I want to be like. Teachers are important because they educate children who later become important people in the country.Leila, Student, aspiring science teacher
Kabale, Uganda
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Tangible gifts, like school supplies, make a real difference in the lives of children.

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SPONSOR A CHILD

Sponsor a child for just $29/month. You’ll be providing your sponsor child with safe shelter, nutrition, education, health support and so much more.

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Education Gifts


Help a child attend school from just $10

SCHOOL UNIFORM
$10

Often mandatory yet unaffordable, a school uniform allows a child to enrol in school, boosts their confidence and gives them a sense of belonging.

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SCHOOL SUPPLIES
$18

School food programs are recognized as a vital way to improve children’s nutritional status and prospects for better long-term health.

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YOUTH CHAMPIONS
$25

Support a Youth Champion to participate in healthy food preparation and distribution activities at school and within their community.

SUPPORT CHAMPIONS
GAMES & TOYS
$28

Toys and games teach important skills and let kids be kids while under supervision in well-resourced early childhood development centres.

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READING CORNER
$35

Teach a child to read and foster a love of reading among young students by stocking libraries and reading corners that open up the world to students.

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STUDENT GIFT BASKET
$45

This gift basket includes the basics every student needs to succeed: a uniform, school supplies, notebooks, textbooks and a dictionary.

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WATER TAPS
$50

Nothing is more vital to life than water. This gift gives a school a source of clean water for better hygiene, safer food preparation and optimal health for all.

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CLASSROOM ESSENTIALS
$53

A desk, chair, chalk boards, maps and other essentials make learning possible. Your gift lets kids explore the world from within a well-equipped classroom.

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TRAIN A TEACHER
$60

Qualified, well-supported teachers deliver better educational outcomes. Invest in teacher training and give every child a chance at a quality education.

HELP TRAIN A TEACHER
SCHOOL MEALS
$65

School food programs are recognized as a vital way to improve children’s nutritional status and prospects for better long-term health.

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CLASSROOM GARDENS
$75

Supply indoor garden supplies for students to learn about growing healthy foods and prepare for planting in their school garden in the Spring.

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SCHOOL LATRINE
$125

A school latrine improves student health and hygiene, and significantly reduces sanitation-related illness–plus, it helps girls attend and stay in school.

BUY A LATRINE

In the event that money raised for a particular item exceeds the demand for that item, your donation will be directed to a related gift in our catalogue.