Education improves quality of life
Too many children in the community are denied an education because families can't afford a uniform or bus fare. For sponsored students, giveDIGNITY provides uniforms, shoes, school supplies, bus passes and tutoring. More than 88% of children in the scholarship program pass the school year and advance to the next grade level, an astounding success rate in the community. Our sponsored students are the community leaders and success stories of tomorrow.
The ability to read and write is essential to modern life
2019 brings a new initiative to giveDIGNITY: an adult literacy course. Through this 8-month course that meets twice a week, adults who were never given the chance to learn will go from darkness to light in terms of their access to information. They will finally have the opportunity to achieve their dreams of reading the Bible, accessing the Web, texting, reading to their children or helping with homework, and understanding contracts and financial information, reducing their vulnerability to fraud and oppression. And of course, an important outcome will be better work opportunities!