EDUCATION IN THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD
"Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages." - Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Article 26
The above Article is what leads us, we embrace the United Nation global goals for creating a better and fairer future for everyone in the world.
Education is the key to unlocking the true potential of children in Nigeria. It can alleviate poverty, disease and suffering. Despite the importance of Education, many countries throughout the developing world have large populations who remain uneducated and get trapped in the vicious cycle of simply trying to survive and put food on the table.
A United Nations report stated that only 27% of children in Nigeria who are of Secondary School age, are currently enrolled in Secondary Schools. The cost of school fees, books and uniforms are major factors of such low attendance rates. With 84% of the population living on less than $2 per day, paying for their children to go to school instead of putting food on the table is simply out of the question.
At M.A.R.T.H.A. we realise the importance of giving children hope for the future through education. The divisions between the rich and poor and correspondingly between the educated and illiterate in Nigeria is very pronounced. Privileged Nigerians receive excellent education up to third level while a vast number of Nigerians only receive basic primary school education and up to 32% have never attended school. As a result illiteracy rates are very high. This prevents young adults from securing a better payed job and eixting the loop of poverty.
If we can realise the dream of Martha Okoro and raise funds to build a school for children within the community she lived in all her life, then we will help those children have a better future and break the chains which hold them to a life of poverty and suffering. Please try and help in any way you can and let's realise those dreams.
If anyone you know is thinking of upgrading their computer (laptop/desktop) and it is still working, please contact us. At Martha's Dream Academy we strive to give our students the best education possible. Bringing online technology to our teaching staff, as well as our students, will place the school in a strong position to succeed.
Are you thinking of volunteering and you'd like to help us?
The biggest help you can give us is is your time and abilities, so please, do get in touch now and we'd be really happy to discuss how you can get involved.
No matter if you have 30 minutes a week, a month or a day: any time you can give is invaluable!
Find out more ideas to help us and fundraise here.