Fast Stat: 33 kids who attend the South Africa Dream Center received 3,078 instructional hours from ER staff and volunteers during one 90-day term.
Meet seven-year-old Aziza*, born into a broken family in a settlement in South Africa. Somehow, Aziza survived, despite her mom’s inability to care for her. But she was left with poor health and concentration. Her future was bleak!
Enter Aziza’s grandmother. She had prayed for Aziza to not only survive, but to be used greatly in her community. She did her best to care for Aziza and enrolled her in Extreme Response’s after-school program at our South Africa Dream Center.
At the Dream Center, ER staff and volunteers poured passionately into Aziza. With their support, Aziza has become a star pupil who just completed her first 100-book reading challenge. She’s thriving academically and her future is filled with hope!
Aziza is one of nearly 100 kids in our after-school programs in Cape Town and Quito, and Manila Children’s Home, who are participating in Education Reinforcement. Hundreds of kids facing similar hardships are served by our partners around the world. Without education support, most of them would drop out of school and face lifelong poverty.
Would you provide a pathway to hope for the next Aziza? ER’s Pathways To Hope Matching Funds Campaign runs now through Dec. 31. Many kids are on our waiting lists. Please make a generous donation HERE and designate your gift “Matching Funds”. Thank you!
*Name changed for privacy