Poverty, disease, and war entrap countless multitudes throughout the continent of Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for two-thirds of the global extreme poor population, while new and ongoing conflicts throughout the continent keep millions displaced.
There are plenty of reasons to leave difficult nations behind, but few find healthy ways to escape. Some find safe, gainful employment overseas. Most leave their homeland under less-than-desirable circumstances.
According to the latest global report, children make up two-thirds of Africa’s human trafficking victims:
Trafficking flows out of Sub-Saharan Africa have a global dimension, with victims detected in Western and Southern Europe, in North Africa and in the Middle East. Victims from Sub-Saharan countries are also detected in North America and East Asia.
“Education is freedom for so many,” TeachBeyond’s Tammy Peters says.
Throughout Africa, TeachBeyond focuses on communities with little or no access to education. “We have a program called Open Schools Worldwide which trains volunteers, local Africans, with the curriculum. [This curriculum] brings children up to grade three of literacy and grade three of numeracy,” Peters explains.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask the Lord to protect vulnerable kids in Africa. Pray for protection from predators seeking to gain a profit.
- Pray God will send more workers to help TeachBeyond and its local partners.