A Path to a Brighter Future
Lack of education among the poorest of the poor is another major challenge that our communities face. In India, 58 percent of the children living in poverty don’t complete primary schools and 90 percent of the poor don’t complete their studies.
Students drop out due to a lack of availability of schools in remote areas, lack of awareness of education and forced child labor among the lower income population. Many children are not sent to school but sent to work to make about $1 per day in order to help the family. As a result they become further entangled in the cycle of poverty.
Another tragic effect of poverty is trafficking where young girls are lured in with the hope of finding work and then sold in the red light districts and forced to become prostitutes. In most cases daughters born to these women are also forced into prostitution.
Hands of Freedom launches schools that provide what is often the first, and perhaps only, chance for some children to receive an education and escape a life of poverty. These include K-12 schools as well as vocational schools in each district. The Lord has provided a way for them to start a new life with a changed destiny.
As part of our community outreach program, each school is contributing to a more sustainable Kingdom of Christ.