Change a Life: ChildCARE Plus in the Philippines and Cambodia

Change a Life: ChildCARE Plus in the Philippines and Cambodia

In Canada, children typically go to school Monday to Friday, from September to June. Some children enjoy math, some enjoy English, while others enjoy science or maybe gym class. This is a normal part of life from the time children are around 5 years old until the age of 16. School fees in Canada and many other developed countries, are paid through government taxes that allows all children to attend school. This is a great blessing. But in other parts of the world, in developing countries that suffer from extreme poverty, many children are not able to attend school because their families can’t afford to pay the school fees or the price of uniforms and books. These families do everything they can to earn enough money to buy food and pay for housing and often there is not enough money left over at the end of the month to pay for school fees. So, when these children grow up it is very difficult to find a good job, and this continues the cycle of poverty in the family and the community in general.