Work to School Program
Sponsor children ages 10-16 so they can go back to school instead of having to work!
One of the hardest things to witness is the countless children who have to work instead of going to school. As young as 10 year-olds who have to start working to help their families. And when I say "work" I mean 12 hours per day, 6 days per week.
These children make anywhere from 100TL ($35 USD) to 200TL ($70 USD) per week. Currently, we support around 335 families. 65 of them have at least one child ages between 10-16 working.
We're asking for those who might be able/willing to sponsor a child. Especially to educators, the idea of involving classrooms and other more fortunate students around the world is brilliant!
Please do keep in mind, that the families often times rely on their children's work to pay their bills, so if we commit to replace that income so that the children can go to school, we must be able to do it for the entire year, as they will be leaving their work for it.
At ReVi, we follow these families closely, so we'll be able to monitor their attendance, grades, and help if they need some extra tutoring, etc. It won't be easy, as many of them haven't been in school in 3 or 5 years.