By providing educational and livelihood support for the whole family, people and communities can escape poverty with the chance of a better job. Education also crucially helps build self-confidence, self-assurance and increased access to opportunities. This, in turn, impacts on generation after generation within even a single family and additionally further developing the wider community.
That’s why Islamic Relief is committed to breaking this cycle of poverty. We want to ensure that all children receive at least primary education and that adults are taught to read and write too.
A farmer who can read can make sure nobody takes advantage of him and sell his crops at a higher price. A girl who is educated will marry later and have fewer children, ensuring that they can afford to bring them up safely, educate them and keep them healthy. She will also be able to work and earn a living, crucial in areas where one wage is not enough to support a family.
Islamic Relief builds and rehabilitates schools, stocking and equipping them to provide quality teaching. We train teachers so that they give the best education possible, and support schools with milk and nutritional meals, to ensure that children are healthy enough to concentrate and learn.
We also work with adults, teaching them in ways that work best for their situation and culture to facilitate learning in the safest way possible to transform lives. By supporting us you can provide a child or adult with a brighter future free from poverty.