So what can you do?
The key to sustainable growth is the empowerment of the local populous. Without that, no matter how altruistic our motives are we will only be benefiting ourselves. That does not mean that we can not get involved in the process of making changes. There is a lot that we can do without leaving our home countries… or even our homes. Consider getting involved with non for-profit organizations like the Nyantende Foundation by starting a student club. If you’re short on time you can even make a donation, to help support the cause.
Non for-profit organizations like ours focus on providing children in developing countries with quality education. This allows us to empower an entire generation of a community to become change-makers. These children who otherwise could have likely fell victim to child labour. Additionally, by employing staff that are local to the community we can much more effectively determine how to best allocate our resources. This approach results in a much more efficient and sustainable initiative.