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Review for Education for the Children USA, Walnut Creek, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I first discovered this NGO during my gap year in 2009. The foundation has such an impressive model, not only are they providing education to the students at the school, but they have numerous initiatives that help further break down barriers so that the entire families of each student reap the rewards of higher education. The education provided at the school is based on evidence-based models and includes life skills as well as health and wellness. Not only does EFTC make sure that the students are taught important skills and material that will provide them with opportunities throughout life, but they also help create a safe, healthy living environment for these children at home. Children that attend the school are fed nutritional meals every day at school. At home, their families are provided with access to water filters and clean, safe cooking stoves and, when the need arises, the foundation provides help for families needing food assistance. The foundation has clear expectations for the families of those enrolled in the program, and they provide assistance with the understanding that these families will comply and be actively involved in their children's education. I have returned to the school four times since my initial trip because I found it to be such a wonderful place filled with happy, appreciative students and their families. I truly support the foundation and all the amazing work that they do.

Role:  Volunteer