August 15, 2022 | Child Sponsorship
Space to Study
A look into the educational barriers faced by students in poverty and the study habits, spaces they adopt to overcome the challenges
By Kati Burns Mallows
For children and youth living in poverty, too often education is a luxury. Recognizing that access to a good education is one of the keys to lifting oneself out of poverty, Unbound sponsored families often have education high on their list of priority goals.
Around the world, though children and youth depict their commitment to education in similar ways, students in poverty experience environments that often create greater barriers to learning.
Through child sponsorship and Unbound’s Scholarship Program, children and youth in poverty have the opportunity to realize their dream of an education, growing in confidence in their potential and, someday, finding career opportunities that cement their path (and even that of their entire family’s) out of poverty.
Here is a peek into the study habits, spaces and academic achievements of children, youth and scholarship students living in poverty around the globe, including the individual challenges they confront on a regular basis in order to obtain an education.
Thanks to Unbound, [all of my children] have been able to continue with their studies. I am deeply grateful for the sponsors for all the sacrifices they do for our family because without expecting anything, they give us everything.
— Catarina, Mother of Sponsored Child Yeimy, Guatemala