CARE AustraliaCase study curated by Hanbin Liang/Kevin, Yizhen Li & Peter/Panayiotis Kyprianou
It starts with equal. As a group, we decided to share this project because CARE Australia is a leading international aid organisation that works around the globe to save lives and defeat poverty. One of the hardest things to overcome is poverty, CARE Australia a non-profit organisation is working on different project to help people around the world to have equal right and opportunities because they believe that the only way to overcome poverty is to create a more equal world for everyone to live. They have learnt from their work across 94 countries that when inequality is tackled, long-term lasting change is possible.
One of their project is education and they proved that education is one of the key factor to break the cycle of poverty. Investing on children when they are young is a long-term lasting change. CARE Australia help children is extreme poverty area to have opportunity to be educated in school and they helped school to improve their facilities and providing textbooks. They also work with the teachers to develop new ways of improving the quality of children’s education. As a result, they proved that for every year a girl spends in school, as an adult she raises her family’s income by 10–20%.
In this project, they prefer to invest more on girls than boys because educated girls earn more, are healthier, and far less likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth. Also, they are more likely to have children in their life.
Values: The most important values of this project are designed to make an equal world. Aim to overcome poverty and provide assistance to those in poverty regardless of race, religion or ethnicity, for 72 years since 1945. Since 1990, the percentage of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty has dropped from 43% to 21%. In 2013 alone, CARE’s assisted 97 million people in 86 countries in areas including health, education, water and sanitation, income generation and emergency relief. In 2016 CARE Australia directly helped 2.8 million people across 23 countries. Their primary focus are women and girls because they knew that they cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. To do so, they have different project; Women and girls, Education, Health, Food and Nutrition, Emergencies, Lessons and Impact, Water and Sanitation, Economic development, Governance, Disability Inclusion, and Climate Change. From their website, you can learn more about how the projects work.
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