Free Enterprise Solution to the Global Education Crisis – Abigail Bach
What would life be like if you only attended third grade? Well, that’s life for hundreds of millions of children around the world. Edify’s mission is to improve and expand sustainable Christ-centered education globally. We believe that a quality education can help break the cycle of poverty, and that imparting Christian character can break the bonds of corruption and violence, ultimately changing the lives of generations to come. Many children in developing countries either have no public school nearby, or only a poor quality one where teachers are often absent and classroom sizes are overwhelming. Edify provides loans and training to Christian entrepreneurs in 9 countries in Africa, Latin America and India who own independent Christ-centered schools. They need access to loan capital to build classrooms, make infrastructure improvements and construct computer labs. Edify also partners with local Christian teacher training organizations to help teachers with child evangelism and discipleship as well as with the integration of a Christian worldview in the classroom.