1. Children are Creative
Children have their own imagination, their way of looking at things. They are creative. They draw and paint. A large number of schools are under-resourced: Lack of stationery, infrastructure, trained teachers etc. It is a barrier to education possibilities for children even if they go to such school. This feeds into continuous cycle of poverty and dependence. This is not right. We need to do something about it so that children have better education possibilities and can follow their dreams.
2. Drawings – Curation – Products – Revenues
We source children’s art from under-resourced schools worldwide. We curate and process the art and translate it into high quality products. We facilitate sale of these high quality products – designs, greeting cards, wall hangings & wall paper, porcelain, clothing etc. to people and organizations worldwide through solution partners. We generate revenues.
3. School Funds
Portion of Revenue (after costs and commission) from each sale is shared into three school funds – Educational Resource fund; School Engagement fund; Scholarship fund. As revenues grow, funds also grow over time. We engage with partner schools to identify the most critical and relevant educational resource needs and develop pathway for sustainable supply of educational resources – sourced locally, as much as possible. Scholarship funds can be used even if children move to higher education. Schools continue to get the needed and relevant educational resources, children continue to get supported – perpetually.
4. Sustained Education Impact Worldwide
Access to high quality educational resources improves learning possibilities for children. Scholarships improve access to further education possibilities. Knowledge of the fact that someone, somewhere bought a product based on a child’s art, gives a huge boost to the child’s confidence – which stays with them their whole life, in their endeavors towards fulfilling their dreams.
According to UNESCO, around 250 million children do not reach minimum learning standards by grade 4. About 130 million children still lacked basic math and literacy after finishing elementary school. The problem is wide-spread spanning countries – especially in the developing world. For example, more than 50% girls still lacked basic literacy in Nigeria despite finishing six years of education. Only about 34 % out of more than 80 % school children were found to have relevant numeracy skills in Malawi despite completing primary school. More than 65 % of students who appeared for secondary school exams failed in Tanzania in 2012. Similar problems exist in many parts of India, South Africa and most developing countries where low quality education becomes a poverty trap. This is a widespread problem and a systemic one. This is not right and we need to do something about it. Every child has right to good quality education which can open up possibilities for brighter future for the child.
Sustainable Positive Impact
Development with Dignity