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Young school dropouts; Give them a lifeline

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THE STORY:

This campaign is aimed at creating a platform for the victims of this silent epidemic! Its aimed at creating a platform that connects them with opportunities and resources, a platform for them to meet, get support, learn, acquire knowledge and skills, a platform for them to explore and utilize their skills,talents and knowledge to make their life better, brighter and resourceful
Every 10 seconds, a student drops out of high school in the world and never to return.
In the developing countries, many more fall by the wayside academically in their elementary education. In most countries, for those who start schooling, only less than 20% graduate from university.
In most cases, this happens due to factors beyond their control.

So, for all these school dropouts, what happens after dropping out of school? Where do they go and what do they do?
You may wish to know how hard life is for these children and the challenges they go through, and being a school dropout myself and gone through so much, believe me when I tell you, you don't want to be in their shoes/place.

In most countries, there are no programs in place to keep track of these innocent young people. Worse still, there seems to be no formal structures to help shape and secure their future.
In most developing countries, more than half of the population live on less than a dollar a day.
So, many children, year in year out, are condemned to a life of neglect, child labour, poverty, physical abuse, drug abuse, violence, desperation and frustration.

However, all that is about to change.

With your help, we are going to create a global platform where we will work to end this silent epidemic. That is why we aim to raise USD 9,999.
However, our first goal, which we intend to achieve through this campaign, is to create a platform to ensure school dropouts have access to support, knowledge empowerment, formal and non-formal education, training and employment opportunities.
We strongly feel that this is an idea whose time has come.
In the unlikely event that we do not reach our campaign’s target, we are still going to start the project. We shall divide the project into much smaller phases and implement to a point where the funds are exhausted. We are going to keep you updated on a weekly basis during the implementation period and seek your opinion where possible.
We appreciate your contribution and in that regard, we are honouring you by embedding your names on our content. As this is a global platform, you will be an opinion maker in charge in your respective countries, states and regions.
Every child deserves an education and a better life.
By funding this campaign, and through your generous act, together we will empower these innocent young ones, empower them to be self reliant, make them responsible contributing members of society, help eliminate illiteracy, drug abuse, teenage pregnancies, poverty, abuse, child labour and unwarranted deaths among young people.
Above all, we will restore their hopes and dreams. We will give them their life back.
Lets make a difference. Please get the word out and make some noise about this campaign. Use this site's sharing tools, social media and even mail to reach out to your family, friends and community and get the word out there.

Together we can do it.

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