Poverty is a major obstacle for children who want a chance to get a good education. Estimates are that half of the world’s children live in poverty and lack basic educational resources.
A bright spot in this otherwise gloomy situation is micro-funding, which has become a popular method for addressing some of the developing world’s problems. Now children are getting a chance at quality education using this method. That’s why the site Lingo likes this week is Vittana, a site that enables micro-loans for education. Here’s more about them from their website:
“We envision a world of opportunity, where educated minds and skillful hands work together to uplift the next generation, breaking the cycle of poverty.
What we believe:
- Education is the world’s most powerful tool to fight global poverty
- By empowering young people with education, we can unlock the potential of an entire generation
- Access to education builds a life of opportunity for students, their families and communities”
Reading Kingdom also shares the dream of giving children the chance to change the world. For children to do so, it all starts in giving them the opportunity to learn to read and write. Help them realize their dreams today by getting started with a free 30 day trial. Our award winning online reading program has received praise from parents and educators for our unique approach to teach thousands of children to read.