The mission of Save The Villages is to arm youth in developing countrieswith a competitive advantage to achieve success in the global marketplace through providing access to quality education and sponsoring community training and mentoring programs.
In the United States and other developed countries, every child that is of primary school age has access to free basic education. The quality of education in these countries differs from city to city, but it is still free nonetheless. The costs incurred by parents are minimal and can often be subsidized for those that qualify for government sponsored programs. In comparison to developed countries, the education system in developing countries is inferior. For example, in sub-Saharan Africa government sponsored education is available free of charge, but the quality of the education is questionable. As a result, families prefer to send their children to private schools which provide better education and can be very costly.
Recognizing that education can provide an escape from poverty, families in developing countries sacrifice a great deal to ensure that their children are able to attend school. In addition to providing children with knowledge, schools also offer a place for children to enjoy a meal and interact socially with other youth. For families, struggling to provide food for children, the meals that schools provide can be vital to the child’s survival and development.
Save The Villages understands how essential education is for children living in villages throughout developing countries and seeks to tackle the issue of providing quality education for all children in these environments. Not only are we concerned about children receiving quality education, we want to equip them with knowledge and skills that enhance their mindset and overall quality of life.