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Poverty and lack of resources prevent children from reaching their full potential. 

Underprivileged children in poor and rural areas in Jamaica suffer from unequal access to quality education.

 

Government funding for public education does not cover the basic needs of each student.

 

With low education levels and high unemployment, parents cannot provide for their children's educational needs.

The Results

Children do not have enough to eat and this 

affects their ability to learn

Lack of adequate school transportation leads to low attendance rates

Dilapidated school infrastructure impedes teaching and learning process

Lack of financial means decreases access to quality high school education

Lack of basic school supplies, including books, paper, pens, pencils and back packs

Children should not fail in school or in life  because of their life's social circumstances. There are solutions.

"I have one life and one chance to make it count for something... My faith demands that I do whatever I can, wherever I am, whenever I can, for as long as I can with whatever I have to try to make a difference." ~ Jimmy Carter

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