Global Caravan seeks to be a tangible expression of God’s love for some of his least privileged children. We seek to give hope and opportunity to underprivileged children in Africa by creating classroom and physical libraries in their home villages and by providing STEM kits.
We believe that access to books and education is the first step toward equipping these children to rise above their circumstances and develop their God-given talents and abilities.
The vision of Global Caravan in the UNESCO 2011 millennium development goals in Africa
UNESCO Institute for Statistics in EdStats’s publication in July 2011 reveals access to education and improving quality of education are key in the millennium development goals for Africa. On the world stage, Sub-Saharan Africa ranks at the bottom of the list in almost every aspect of education. The problems range from lower percentage rate of primary and secondary education completion. These problems are mostly linked to poverty and lack of adequate funding for education. This has resulted in crumbling school infrastructure, lack of school supplies, overcrowded classrooms, lack of teachers and most of the students have little or no access to books.
Global Caravan understands the importance of the need for help, and has designed this library project we believe could make the most impact. Our response is to construct in villages and small towns modern and high standard libraries that will serve as learning centers for the students who are underprivileged. Our goal is not to build mud-hut libraries, but libraries that will inspire students to learn and ignite dreams that will take them beyond the borders of the villages and towns where they live. Our plan is a bold action plan that, that not only will help students improve their learning conditions to achieve better results but will also give educators in these countries a new direction and new ideas to revamp their educational system.