What We Do
Promote education for underprivileged children which provides them with opportunities to excel, so they can help their communities as well as their future generations. We feel volunteerism enriches lives. Education for Generations (EFG) wants to encourage children and young adults to aid in the needs of others. Promote education and volunteerism locally and abroad to increase awareness about helping others in need . Support local refugees in their efforts of relocation to help them get involved in the educational opportunities they now have available to them in America. Educating underprivileged children improves the whole world and gives more power to everyone.
How We Help
International Formal Education
After serving two medical missions to Africa and experiencing the conditions first hand one cannot ignore or forget the great needs of these people. Education is critical to lift oneself out of poverty and be able to act independently without the constraints of reliance on others.
EFG’s Initial focus is to financially partnership and engage the rural community of Kenya with building a school specifically for girls who have limited or no access to any educational opportunities. When a young girl is educated she will pass on the qualities and importance of education to her future generations.
Local Extracurricular Education
800-1000 refugees are resettled annually in Utah. Due to lack of formal education and English language skills most refugee heads of household are working at entry level jobs and are struggling just to meet housing, food and utilities costs.
Funds to support extracurricular activities such as sports and other secular learning activities like museums, and participating in the arts are not only beyond refugee family’s budget, but registering for and providing transportation to these activities is expensive and difficult to navigate.
EFG will encourage and support volunteers to help fund and befriend refugee families to give educational opportunities outside of the classroom.
Healthy Lifestyle Education for Everyone
Over one in five elementary age children in Utah are overweight or obese. Children perform better in school and have improved classroom behavior and academic success if they are more physically fit.
In the impoverished areas of Africa children who are fortunate enough to go to school are struggling to learn without adequate nutrition to sustain them.
EFG will work with the PTA and school community councils in Utah schools for children to make pledges to improve physical activity and food choices which in turn will raise money to provide adequate daily nutrition for the children of Africa.