FREE EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN IN POOR AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES To: Senator Saxby Chambliss and Senator Johnny Isakson Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and for laying the basis for sustained economic growth. We are fighting to improve lives by giving education to those who cannot afford it. Across the world, children are living without proper guidance that would help them lead successful lives. 96% of unschooled children live in developing countries and 75% of unschooled children live in Sub-Saharan Africa and West and South Asia. In Western and Central Africa, less than half of poor children complete even the first year of school. More and more children are becoming illiterate, leading to over 800 million adolescents and adults lacking literacy skills, which could equip them with the abilities needed to work their way out of poverty. Literacy highly leads to healthier environments. Uneducated children are more likely to contract HIV/AIDS, expanding mortality rates. And if born into a literate family, children are 50% more likely to live past the age of five. Education is an effective way to fight poverty and to build well functioning democracies and peaceful societies. We respectfully call upon the government to guarantee this fundamental right to the children of poor and developing countries, and to implement the following: Provide support for attaining the goals of the EFA (Education for all) by 2015. Participate with the Global Campaign For Education (GCE) by partaking in the Global Action Week (April 24


This petition is sponsored by North Atlanta High School.


To find out what has been done and what you can do about this cause and to read more about the campaign for free education please visit Please also visit and to discover the importance of education and free education for children in need.


  • Daniel Saavedra I want to sign this because I am aware of the growing poverty rates in America and developing countries.

join the discussion

Recent signatures

  • username

    Alexis Henrikson

    3 months ago Comments: -
  • username

    Daniel Saavedra

    11 months ago Comments: I want to sign this because I am aware of the growing poverty rates in America and developing countries.
  • username

    Rev.S.Cornelius, India

    2 years ago Comments: Dear Sir/madam Greetings to you in the wonderful name of our lord Jesus Christ! i would like to inform about our ministry and the activities of our ministry. My name is Pastor S.Chinna (Cornelius). From state Orissa INDIA. I was born and brought up in Christian family. At the age of 15years I accepted the lord as my personal savior. After my graduation B.Sc. I applied Bible College in Ban galore. After my B.Th again I applied for M.Div in Ban galore. After that I came to Andhra Pradesh for ministry. We have involved different activities in our ministry. I was married in May 29.2007. God gave me wonderful life partner. Her name is Theresa she sings wonderful songs. God has blessed us wonderful male Son. We both are completely involved in full time ministry. We have a great vision for the unreached to reach and to touch the untouched. We are sharing the word of God many poor and needy people and lost people of Andhra Pradesh and state of Orissa India. God gave us wonder vision through Mathew 28: 19-21. Fulfilling the great commission. God is using us many parts of Andhra Pradesh state, Orissa state of India. We are winning the lost and reaching the every unreached village of East costal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa state INDIA. Presently we are doing ministry in 185 villages. We are having 350 pastors under our leadership they are working with us. We are keep reaching most interior remote villages small towns and sharing the love of God and planting the churches So many people in India are still in darkness. They still don’t know about Jesus Christ. Through Gospel and with the love God and we are bringing them in to the light of Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ is their personal savior. Many of our pastors are not getting any kind of source and they need financial support and they need good church buildings to conduct the regular service. In villages pastors are not getting any kind of financial support and the pastors facing many difficulties. In the villages many of children’s are school drop outs and they are not getting any help from their parents and even in the villages mainly untouchable of low caste and in the community they have no rights to study with high communities. So none of them are giving hope and education. We are now giving special coaching to the school dropouts and orphans children’s in 3 places with 240 children’s and we also giving food for them and teaching the love of God. Our dream to have a children’s homes in different places and English school for them to have better future in coming days. Our Humble prayers and requests to you all please kindly pray and if the lord allows to visit our ministry feel free to write to us or If the spirit is leading you to help the poor and needy children’s, churches, pastors, widows, handicapped and the needs of our ministry kindly contribute your offerings, tithes, special gifts, donation and etc to our ministry. We will be happy to hear from your response In His service Rev.S.Cornelius &Sis. Theresa Door no.5-10, Tulasinagar Street Yellamanchili Village & Mandal Visakhapatnam dist, pin.531055 Andhra Pradesh State INDIA Phone.91+9989796394. Email. Email. Email. skype free computer telephone/video at pastor.cornelius Isaiah 58: "Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter - when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I."
See more

Petition highlights

There are no highlights yet.