Educate a man, and you educate one person; educate a woman, and you educate an entire family.
African folk saying
Educating Impoverished Girls
Compassion Beyond Borders funds the education of poor and vulnerable girls in East Africa, Latin America and South Asia. Educating girls is the single most effective means for achieving human development and overcoming poverty according to the United Nations, the World Bank and UNICEF.
But why girls? There are many reasons, including:
1. Today's girls are our future mothers. In the developing world, an educated girl grows up to have fewer children, healthier children, and better educated children. That's three ways in which poverty is diminished.
2. Educated girls and women contribute to the economic, political, and social development of their community. Uneducated girls and women are the developing world's most under-used resource.
Compassion Beyond Borders partners with local grass-roots organizations that know the needs of their community and how to meet them. CBB's Executive Director regularly visits its projects to ensure their accountability and to oversee their development.
Compassion Beyond Borders is cost-effective--its average cost for educating a girl is $60 a year. CBB's average cost for a girl in university studies is less than $1,000 annually.
100% of contributions to CBB go to educating poor and vulnerable girls since overhead costs are funded by the Board of Directors. Compassion Beyond Borders is a federal 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
To Contact Us
Write to: email@example.com, or to:
Compassion Beyond Borders
P. O. Box 22991
Santa Fe, NM 87502, USA
This website was last up-dated April 8, 2013