Project Bright Light

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According to Global Partnership for Education there are over 121 million school age children worldwide who are not currently in school due to families who do not have the resources to send their children to school.

Children who don’t go to school are the most vulnerable and marginalized in the world…which leads to instability, conflict, early pregnancies, and the continuation of the cycle of extreme poverty.

Conflict-affected countries have only 20% of the world’s primary-school-age children but 50% of the world’s out-of-school children. Many of the countries with the highest numbers of out-of-school children still do not receive adequate external financing to meet their needs.

Project Bright Light (a branch of CHIME IN-The Change Is Me International) knows that when a single light shines in a dark room, the darkness dissolves. It has been shown that when there is one educated child in a village the entire community is more likely to survive…and in some cases, thrive.

To this end we are focused on identifying the children who:

• Due to poverty are unable to attend middle or high school
• Demonstrate a high level of passion and appreciation for education
• Exemplify leadership skills
• Want to make a difference in their community

Once identified, we will supply the students with the funds per year to attend school. The child/student understands that they are being given a gift that is to be paid forward, once they are in a position to do so. Thus enabling the children of their community to be given the same hand up they’ve been given.

For example, meet Marilin (pronounced Marilyn).

She is 12 years old, living in a Guatemalan slum.

She is bright, intelligent, and passionate about going to school so that she can one day become a teacher.

Her dream is to be able to support herself as a teacher so that she can educate other children like her in a program that she brings back to her village.

For Marilin, she was lucky to receive a free primary school education, but Jr. High/High School starts next September, and the $500 tuition (including school supplies, uniform, tuition, and food) is more than her family makes in a year.

Support bright lights like Marilin…thus ending the cycle of poverty in a sustainable and empowering way.

Donate to Project Bright Light:

CHIME IN Thanks Joe Gagnon and The High Performance Life for running around the globe to support youth and education:

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