We support promising small, grassroots educational organizations in Vietnam and Guatemala. By providing the chance to go to school, we introduce young people to an expanded world and the prospect of a brighter future. We focus on educational opportunities for girls, often the most overlooked people in rural villages and elsewhere. We make site visits to screen and select each organization, ensuring all are led by local community leaders who are experienced, honest and hard-working.
In many impoverished parts of the world, education for girls is considered expendable since parents want girls to help with household tasks and care of younger siblings. But a girl armed with an education has more opportunity in life, with more choices and economic power. Educating girls levels the economic and gender playing fields, steps toward a more just society.
Diem has always been an excellent student since she started going to school, and her dream is to be a doctor. She not only works very hard at school, but also helps her family with housework and caring for her two younger sisters, including their academic support and mentoring. Both of Diem’s parents are laborers with health problems. Nevertheless, they work very hard and never complain about their challenges in front of their children. They are very proud of Diem’s grades and her determination and believe a good education will help their children have better lives than theirs.
An educated girl is less likely to marry early or have children at a young age precisely because she has learned about possibilities and options. A university educated young woman has more economic opportunity with more respect in her family and community. You can play an important part in the life of a young woman in Guatemala and Vietnam.
CCI sponsorship support has allowed Tuyen to attend university. She is highly committed to her studies. Now in her third year, Tuyen studies medicine and pharmacy. She always had good grades but her goal was to become one of the ten best students in her university. This semester she shared the news with us that she achieved her goal! She was the eighth best student among all third year university students and received a special scholarship from her university. Tuyen said she intends to work even harder to continue as one of the very top students so she will have an even better chance of a good job.
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