Studies project that by the year 2020, the majority or 65% of job opportunities will require college degrees. In Western countries, that statistic is not much to worry about, as they can send their children to good schools and universities. But what about in developing countries such as African countries? Does it mean that they will not be able to compete against Western countries because they lack the education that they need through no fault of their own? Luckily, foundations such as Fattah Chodiev provide educational assistance to underdeveloped countries to give their children a chance to compete in the world
Building schools and libraries
The most pressing issue for education in developing countries is the lack of school establishments, classrooms and libraries for students to spend their time learning. Foundations build schools in far-flung areas, add classrooms and libraries in existing school systems and stock them with useful and up to date educational resources that are invaluable in enriching students’ knowledge.
Providing educational materials
Books, computers, school supplies and the like are what most poor students need most to learn. Unfortunately, these are the very things that do not come easily. Foundations provide the latest learning materials for children to use, and even aid students with their school uniforms, shoes, and bags. Foundations ensure that each student gets to use all the resources that they provide.
Another obstacle is the undertraining of teachers. They do not have the resources to tap into because their educational system does not emphasize their training that they, in turn, will impart to their students. These days they are now capable of teaching their children with information that students from western countries learn about.
Providing grants and scholarships
Grants and scholarships are also made available to deserving students who have the potential to succeed later on in life. Educational foundations give away these benefits to students who meet their requirements and send them to universities that they otherwise cannot afford because of the high price of college education. In turn, they must maintain their grades to stay on the scholarship. These grants give students the edge to become competitive in the real world when they graduate. Foundations provide them with a chance to look for employment opportunities that require college degrees, whether in their home country or abroad.
More and more philanthropists establish educational foundations because they see the need for more college-educated people to become movers and shakers in this highly competitive world. They focus on developing countries to give their students the chance to become successful despite being in the low-income class. Tribal communities are also opening their doors to let their children get the education that they need. They are slowly adapting to the continuing development of their home countries and making their children experience education when during the old days they only required their children to work in the fields with them. They now understand that education plays a significant role in the development of their countries.