Frequently Asked Questions
Sponsoring a child provides the continuity of impact that is needed - impacting the growth and development of children. The critical area of empowerment that we focus on is education. We strategically empower lives in Africa by providing educational opportunities and resources. We strengthen self-reliance so individuals, families, and communities can create positive change in their lives. We have made it easier for you to join us in empowering students' lives in your institutions.
Humanity & Health Foundation can work alongside your staff to bring in one-on-one relationship with students to help them navigate issues and move beyond existing barriers in their environment. We also provide sponsorship programs and assist with critical resources.
Both tangible and intangible resources. From mentoring by elite professionals, ongoing motivational programs, and tech resources/school supplies for students. Every student or school needs are different, hence we strive to focus on the particular needs of each school or student.
Currently, our focus is on children who come from a poor socio-economic environment. Such as those who are orphans, under-resourced, under-deserved, marginalized students. With more funding in the future, we will extend our reach towards more populations.
Funds and resources provided will attend to the key indicators (Academic, Psychosocial, and Medical) of a child’s development.
Education is one of the priorities of governments and also of the Humanity & Health Foundation (HHF). In many instances, due to persistent and conflicting demands that families face daily, the education of children is given lower priority in terms of family needs. In some instances to help ensure that the children stay in school, we ensure that school needs are taken care of by directly paying for school fees, sewing uniforms / distributing school supplies, etc.
We can sponsor a child for as long as the student is in school. However, we will strive to commit for at least a period of two years, to provide the stability that the student requires for a full and grounded foundation and development.
The UIS has produced more detailed data on their school exposure to understand better why so many children and adolescents are not learning. They can be divided into six main groups:
1. Those in school but are expected to reach the last grade of their respective level of education.
2. Those in school but are expected to drop out before reaching the last grade of the cycle.
3. Those who start school late are expected to reach the last grade.
4. Those who will start school late but are expected to drop out in the future.
5. Those who were in school but dropped out; and
6. Those who were never in school and are expected never to enter
The UIS data show that two-thirds (68%) of these children – or 262 million out of 387 million – are in school and will reach the final primary grade but will not achieve minimum proficiency levels in reading. These findings show the extent to which education systems worldwide fail to provide quality education and decent classroom conditions in which children can learn.
Another 78 million (20%) are in school but are not expected to reach the last primary grade.
Unfortunately, according to UIS data, 60% of the dropout happen in the first three grades of the school cycle, leaving many children without basic skills. While there are many reasons for high dropout rates, the data underscore the need to improve education policies by tailoring programs to meet the needs of different types of students, especially those living in poverty. The benefits of education must outweigh the opportunity costs for students and their households.
It is unsurprising that 40 million children (10% of the total) unable to read proficiently have either left school and will not re-enroll or have never been in school and will probably never start. If current trends continue, they will remain permanently excluded from education.
According to PISA benchmarks, students enrolled in secondary education can typically do several basic tasks in reading. For instance, “some tasks at this level require the reader to locate one or more pieces of information, which may need to be inferred and meet several conditions. Others require recognizing the main idea in a text, understanding relationships or construing meaning within a limited part of the text when the information is not prominent, and the reader must make low-level inferences” (OECD, 2016).
In mathematics, students can typically “interpret and recognize situations in contexts that require no more than direct measure. They can extract relevant information from a single source and use a single representational mode. Students at this level can employ basic algorithms, formulae, procedures, or conventions to solve problems involving whole numbers. They can make literal interpretations of the results” (OECD, 2016).
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4) targets express a global commitment for all countries to ensure the right to quality education throughout life. This includes obligations to provide access to quality pre-primary, primary, and secondary education for all and equal opportunity in access to quality post-secondary education and training.
Institution Application Form for Partnership
Use the form below to position your institution and students for a great partnership and an opportunity for excellence. Humanity & Health Foundation is an international and reputable non-profit organization working alongside other government and public corporations committed to the United Nations Global Development and Sustainable Growth (SDG 4), which expresses a global commitment for all countries to ensure the right to quality education for throughout life. This includes obligations to provide access to quality pre-primary, primary, and secondary education for all and equal opportunity in access to quality post-secondary education and training".