REDMOND, Wash., July 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Education can be the difference in lifting a person, a family or even a community out of poverty, yet millions of children and adolescents worldwide are not enrolled in school. The problem is particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa, where 30 million children are not enrolled in school.
One nonprofit organization is hoping to battle poverty and improve access to education by offering microfinancing to schools and orphanages around the world. Distance Teaching Mobile Learning, or DTML, is offering microgrants ranging from $500 to $1,500 to individual educators and educational organizations. DTML's microgrant funding is intended to be used to facilitate learning for children between the ages of 5 and 18 years old.
Those interested in applying for a DTML microgrant should submit an application that includes the name and attributes of the organization or individual applying for the grant, 500+ words describing the proposed activity for which the grant will be used and a detailed budget for the activity. Applications for microgrants will be reviewed monthly by a grant committee. Approvals will be communicated within eight weeks of submission. Visit the DTML website for more information DTML's microgrants.
"Education is our passport to the future," said a spokesperson for DTML. "Microgrants have proven they can make a difference. We are happy to be able to offer the opportunity to apply for microgrants to those who can provide better education to the children around the world who need it most."
When we think about what it takes to give youth in third world countries a fighting chance for a better life, and a hope for greater prosperity, we tend to assume it takes millions of dollars and thousands of hours of work. But did you know that even $800 can take 20 kids to national museums and parks across Ethiopia and give them nutritious food to eat, or that $1,000 can buy a whole new set of computers for an orphanage?
As part of its microgrant program, in June 2016 DTML has donated computers to orphanages managed by Hope for Children, a local Ethiopian NGO that provides community-based care and support to the growing number of rejected children and disintegrating family structures caused by HIV/AIDS, and DTML new Micro-Grants are set to do even more.
About Distant Teaching and Mobile Learning
Distant Teaching Mobile Learning, or DTML, is working to construct a single educational space where teachers and educators around the globe can connect with students via online media to share knowledge, disseminate skills and ignite curiosity in kids all around planet. Their mission is to provide opportunities for kids around the globe to engage in educational activities in order to build a foundation for their future life. DTML projects include providing computers and equipment to schools and orphanages, offering distance classes on a variety of subjects and offering micro-financing through $500 to $1,500 grants.
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