Providing youth with opportunities to learn and cultivate skills is a key factor in lifting people out of poverty. Master Savers Organization funds school-centered initiatives, as well as educational institutions for children, adults who can learn valuable skills and then invest their expertise and knowledge back into their own communities.
It is quite common in many countries in Africa that schools have very large class sizes; often up to 100 students, or sometimes more. Many of these schools are understaffed and seriously lacking resources. It is not uncommon to find that teachers may have received a limited education themselves. Therefore, you may have a greater knowledge of certain subjects, such as English, which is not their first language.
As an assistant teacher in schools, especially in more rural areas, your help will benefit the education of the children and may have a significant influence on their futures. You may even assist the teachers with ideas, knowledge and skills development, which is of real long-term value. Of course, many children in Africa still do not receive an education, as they may not be able to afford even the basic materials, or uniform that is required to attend some schools. They may be orphaned, with several younger siblings to support and so finding food and surviving becomes the priority. In these cases, nurseries, orphanages and street kids’ centers can provide refuge, support and free education. As a volunteer at these centers you can help with teaching and providing some basic care for the kids.