Congratulations! If you are reading this you are most likely one of the lucky ones. You have probably received a decent education, maybe even gone on to University.
But imagine for a moment what your life might be like, if that hadn’t been the case.
Imagine if you had only made it through year 3…Where would you be today?
A scary thought.
But in Papua New Guinea, a country just to the north of Australia, the average time spent in school is a mere 2.9 years because parents can’t afford to pay the fees.
Thankfully, though there is a pretty amazing local guy working to change this.
Meet John Taka
John Taka is a Spark* Changemaker. A young social entrepreneur who had an idea to turn around his community.
About 6 months ago, he began ‘Seeds of Hope’ – a sweet potato farm cooperative in his community – which sells the harvest to pay the school fees of the children in the village.
He wants to bring this idea to more communities, to give more children the opportunity to go to school. And you can help him.
A challenge for you:
Can you donate a dollar for every year of education you’ve completed?