WHY EDUCATION?

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.

100 MILLION

School-age children in the world are unable to read or write.1

770 MILLION

People in the world are illiterate (1/5 people).2

THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF EDUCATION

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Studies show a direct relationship between better education and lower morbidity rates from the most common acute and chronic diseases.3 Our goal is to help students gain the knowledge and understanding required to live healthy, successful lives.

ECONOMIC STABILITY

Student scores in cognitive skills such as math and science have shown to have a direct impact on economic outcomes. We believe that by addressing needs in a variety of educational areas, we can provide students with opportunities, regardless of their social circumstances.

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT

In addition to our focus on educational opportunities for children of both genders, we fully believe that strong women make strong communities. Through our Empowering Her programs, we are committed to supporting educated, empowered young girls in Malawi, Africa.

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

PROJECT USA

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 and Springfield, MO) and their surrounding communities. Through their annual grant process, The Hamels Foundation researches and identifies potential projects to receive funding within these communities.

PROJECT MALAWI

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.

JOIN THE CAUSE

Your donation will directly influence a child’s life.

RESOURCES
  1.  “INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DATA 2013 .” INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DATA 2013. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.
  2. “Global Illiteracy & Global Literacy Statistics.” Global Illiteracy & Global Literacy Statistics. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Sept. 2016.
  3. Cutler, David M. “Policy Brief #9, Education and Health.” National Poverty Center. University of Michigan, Mar. 2007. Web. 12 Sept. 2016.