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INEQUALITY IN EDUCATION
No one gets a second chance at childhood. Far too many children from disadvantaged backgrounds are being let down by society. They are just innocent victims of their circumstance, and we are failing them. It is not their fault, and it is simply unfair.
Our work takes us where the challenge is the greatest. READ Foundation was originally established in Kashmir and Pakistan, and now operates in Bangladesh, Lebanon and Yemen, serving those children who need it most. Our focus is to make education work for them, as we believe it is the most powerful tool in alleviating poverty and really making a difference to their lives.
Here are a few things we do:
► Building successful schools
We build and open schools to provide high quality education to the world’s most vulnerable children. Because of this our pupils become the regions highest achieving students. We set up mobile classrooms in refugee camps and conflict zones, and provide one-to-one sponsorships for orphans. We strive above and beyond to ensure every child has the equal opportunity that they deserve.
► Great teachers
We have dedicated, inspiring teachers and leaders helping to put an end to wasted potential. They encourage children to dream big and help them build a brighter future.
► Female leadership
We actively encourage and support female teachers in our schools. Some of our former students have trained and become heads of departments and head mistresses. It is important to promote women as positive and respected members of society for both young boys and girls.
We are a forward-thinking organisation, and constantly looking for new ideas that can change the world. Where there is a problem, there is always a solution, for example in the refugee camps in Beqaa, Lebanon, the children have been devoid of education because of the logistic nightmare and restrictions they face. So we work to provide the children living in the camps with an education through our School in a Bus. If they can’t go to school, the school will go to them. And it works!
"Educating a child is like planting a seed that grows with every little bit of knowledge."
We support children from the rural villages of Pakistan to the refugee camps in Lebanon. You can help us spread our wings even further!Learn more
Importance of Zakat
It is more than just a portion of our income, Zakat is a fundamental pillar of our faith. When you give your Zakat through READ Foundation, it has the potential to uplift and transform the lives of those in need for years to come.Learn more
Write for READ
READ Foundation would like to invite young minds, to let your reflections and experiences inspire you in writing a short story, poem, play or an article about friendships. Get creative and express yourself!Learn more
> There are more than 100 million children in the world who do NOT have access to an education. YOU are helping us change that. Here is how.
How we work to make a difference
Education is the most powerful tool used to end the cycle of poverty. It is at the core of everything we do but we don’t just stop there.Find out more
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