Operation Compassion Helps Children Attend School

By , June 10, 2007

In every country around the world children are the most vulnerable of populations. No matter the age, children are dependent upon their parents or other adults to give assistance in order for them to succeed in life.
In many countries, children are deprived of a basic education because the costs to attend school are prohibitive. In some instances, it can take the equivalent of one year’s salary to buy textbooks, supplies and clothing to send one child to school. Because of the difficulty of many impoverished families to provide food, most children caught in these circumstances never attend school.

During the past several years, Operation Compassion has always had education of children as a priority. More than $100 million dollars of textbooks, schools supplies and clothing has been distributed in 16 different countries. This year, Operation Compassion has continued its commitment to send school supplies, textbooks and school uniforms (clothing) to several third world countries in an effort to assist children and their families.

This concentration on the education of children in the third world is a cooperative endeavor with three other development charities. By networking, Operation Compassion and its partners are able to provide improved distribution in areas that would not be possible singly. In addition, the volume of product available for distribution has been enhanced.

By giving these children an opportunity to learn, Operation Compassion is ensuring that a young mind will not be wasted. Who knows but one of these children might discover a cure for Aids or one of the many cancers. One child might grow up to impact poverty in their country and improve the mortality rate. No matter the outcome, Operation Compassion will continue to help children.

Accomplishing this endeavor, assisting children receive an education, is the fifth component of a deliberate strategy to help families living in extreme poverty. The previous efforts involved feeding more than 4.8 million meals for children, building homes for 7,500 impoverished families, re-training men in skilled trades and training women to be self-employed at home.

Anyone interested in supporting financially, donating products or providing a corporate lead may contact:
Operation Compassion
David Lorency, President
Tim Burdashaw, Int’l. Operations Coordinator
Lisa Boen, Int’l. Logistics Coordinator

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax

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