Why is Education Important?
Education offers hope and a pathway out of poverty. Vulnerable children need extra support to succeed in school, especially kids with disabilities. Philip Hayden Foundation funds classrooms and teacher salaries so these children can receive an education that allows them to thrive.
China has made great strides toward meeting the educational needs of disabled children, but some rural areas still lag behind. Rural teachers often receive lower pay and have higher workloads, and some schools lack teachers with full training in special education. PHF funds schools and special-education classrooms in these high-need areas, particularly for young students.
In Mexico, many students in poor areas don’t receive adequate education to prepare them for the future. Recent statistics reported by Mexico showed that more than half of Mexican students completing lower secondary school had deficits in reading or math.
Many children in Yucatán are part of the a Mayan community. Most Mayan families speak their own language at home rather than Spanish, as they preserve their culture. The language barrier creates even more learning challenges for the children.
PHF is exploring ways to work with local charities to provide support for teachers, classrooms, and students on the Yucatán peninsula.
“Rural teachers earn one-third of the salary of urban teachers, leaving village schools without teachers – especially for specialized education.”
In rural China, your donations fund a Montessori classroom with room for 30 unsupported children and orphans. We need your help to provide specialized education for vulnerable children. Please donate now or go to our Get Involved page to see the many ways you can be a part of changing a child’s life.