Access to education is not always a given in the developing world, but part of the long-term goal in each FH partner community is accessible education. Child sponsors, parents, teachers and the children themselves all play a part in making these promising changes.
Another group that is discriminated against are the Horijon, part of the “untouchables” in the Hindu caste system. Teachers didn’t realize that Horijon children were just as capable of learning as the other students, and so never encouraged them or invested in them. FH began encouraging these children and families to reach their God-given potential, and they began to excel. Teachers were both thrilled and shocked to see them do so well at their exams — placing in the top-ten percentile of their classes!