Supporting Our Future Generation
EDUCATING THE NEXT GENERATION
The aim of our education and childcare programs is to support our employees and help them begin a climb out of poverty that takes generations to achieve. Women who’ve never been to school may never learn to read and write fluently, but we can help fill in the most obvious gaps in their education with life skills they can use every day: They can learn to count money and do basic sums. They can learn to be savvier about their rights and their budgets. They can learn how the world works a bit, and how to stand up for themselves and make practical plans for the future.
Most of all, they can send their children to school—including their daughters. Studies show that kids who attend preschool are more likely to progress well academically and are in less danger of dropping out of school later on. To date, over 1200 children have benefitted from SWDC’s education and child care programs, and we have supported 100 students per year through local schools.
HOW WE DO IT
KINDERGARTEN & CHILD CARE
COMPUTER & ENGLISH CLASSES
SUPPORT A CHILD THROUGH OUR kindergarten PROGRAM for a month
SUPPORT A CHILD THROUGH OUR SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM FOR A YEAR
SPONSOR A CHILD/Woman THROUGH OUR ENGLISH AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR A YEAR
kindergarten and child care
SWDC supports our employees’ school-age children (ages 5-15) and a number of village children who attend local public schools. Each student receives two kits each year containing textbooks, notebooks and paper, a school uniform, sandals, school fees, and a bicycle, if the child lives far from school. We also encourage academic excellence and reward children who receive high academic achievement.
In 2016, SWDC sponsored 100 underprivileged students in Sre Po public schools, thanks to the generous funding of Pulsar International.