EDUCATION IS THE ANSWER
The effects of illiteracy and poor education only serve to continue the extreme cycle of poverty and illness for millions of individuals. However, a quality education can be the great equalizer for children to rise up and improve their future.
School-age children in the world are unable to read or write.1
People in the world are illiterate (1/5 of the population).2
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF EDUCATION
A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH TO EDUCATION
HOW WE PROMOTE EDUCATION
The Hamels Foundation takes a community-based approach to education by providing assistance to local schools and other education-based nonprofit organizations that are in need of grants and facilities to further the education of children. This includes, but is not limited to, providing stimulating learning environments, such as study labs and outdoor gardens, high-quality educational programs and necessary provisions to promote learning.
WHERE WE WORK
The Hamels Foundation’s work in the United States is currently focused on the communities in which Cole and Heidi live (North Texas – DFW/Arlington; Philadelphia, PA; San Diego, CA; Springfield, MO; and Chicago, IL) and their surrounding communities. Through their annual grant process, The Hamels Foundation researches and identifies potential projects to receive funding within these communities.
The Hamels Foundation is dedicated to building a primary school (grades 1-8) that will educate boys and girls in the Mulanje District of Malawi, Africa. The first step towards breaking the cycle of AIDS is education, as well as tending to basic needs such as shelter and food. Our goal is to provide this first step in improving the lives of thousands.
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- “INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DATA 2013 .” INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DATA 2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.
- “Global Illiteracy & Global Literacy Statistics.” Global Illiteracy & Global Literacy Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.
Cutler, David M. “Policy Brief #9, Education and Health.” National Poverty Center. University of Michigan, Mar. 2007. Web. 12 Sept. 2016.