Introducing Brighter Futures
Global Friends believes that education is essential. We’ve witnessed the transformations that take place for those who can access education that is appropriate for their individual life circumstances. We have seen how the impact of education extends to reach the families and the communities in which our scholars live and contribute.
Education can be the difference between a productive and fulfilling life and one that is devastated by poverty, dependence and frustration. Our focus is on vocational training, schools in needy areas, and core learning scholarships for orphans and vulnerable youth. We aim to help as many children as we can become proficient in the basics of reading, writing and mathematics so that they can continue to learn, manage their own finances, understand and negotiate pricing and express their ideas. Our support of education is always intended to support pathways that lead to self-sustainability.
We realized early on that many impoverished areas do not have people with the essential skills needed to support their communities. With the end goal of employment always in mind, we began funding the construction of teaching blocks and hiring of educators for youth vocational training centres. This has been one of our most impactful programs. Global Friends vocational training programs include: