Children International Is Focused on Ending Poverty by Helping Children and Youth
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Global Poverty Facts
How does health impact poverty? Does a lack of education cause poverty, or does poverty create a lack of access to education? And can poor health impact education, too? Yeah, it gets complicated. Cause and effect can be difficult to pin down. In reality, all of these challenges are intertwined.
Education opens doors to bright futures. At CI, we've seen how transformational it is thousands of times: Shy kids blossom into eager, outgoing students. Teens use their knowledge to tutor younger children in the community centers. Youth graduating from college secure jobs that pay more in one week than their parents make in a month.
Whether you live in Kolkata, L.A. or somewhere in between, youth (un)employment has a major impact on young lives. Take a look at the problem by the numbers, and learn why you should act now to help teens around the corner and your sponsored kids around the globe.
"We were very worried about getting Adrish into school," Shanti confides. Like so many in Kolkata, India, she and her husband knew that navigating the lottery system to find their young son a decent and affordable school would be an uphill battle.