|Education Sponsorships in Bangkok|
|Tuesday, 29 July 2008 15:01|
Every child has the right to stay in school: We sponsor poor Bangkok children from kindergarten onward, as far as they can reach within the education system - currently over 750 children. Over 50 children we have sponsored since primary school are now attending vocational college or university. When we began sending kids to school 40 years ago, no poor slum kids ever reached secondary school.
Outreach: Our social workers, teachers and parent representatives identify the children who are most in need of education funding assistance. We also sponsor the education of the children living in our care at Mercy Centre, from preschool onward.
Challenges: The longer we can keep poor children in school, the more likely they will avoid drugs, crime, and teenage pregnancy.