CARE celebrates five years of partnering with the Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative
CARE is celebrating five years of a successful partnership with the Credit Suisse Global Education Initiative. Together, we have helped children in some of the poorest communities in Peru and Tanzania get a quality education.
“CARE is truly grateful for our partnership with Credit Suisse. Their five-year investment in CARE’s educational programs in Tanzania and Peru has led to real change in the lives of children and their families in poor communities. Together, we have had a real and lasting impact. CARE cannot do this important work without partners like Credit Suisse, and we deeply appreciate their long-term commitment to empowering the most marginalized—especially girls.”
-CARE President and CEO Helene Gayle
Since November, 2008, Credit Suisse and CARE have partnered to help marginalized children, especially girls, in eight pastoral communities in Tanzania go to school and receive an education that will equip them with the skills they’ll need to be successful later in life. Together we’ve helped girls develop leadership skills, established student reading clubs and increased community support of education for both boys and girls.
“I thank CARE very much. They have constructed classrooms for us, established a library, given us books, and supported reading clubs.”
-Mesoni Digalu, a student participating in CARE and Credit Suisse's education program in Tanzania
In December, 2008, Credit Suisse and CARE launched another program in Peru to address the educational needs of historically excluded indigenous children. We’ve helped these students get a bilingual education so they don’t fall behind when they’re not taught in their native tongue. And, by training teachers and working directly with families, we’ve helped many more students pass key subjects like math and Spanish, and increased the overall Grade 6 graduation rate.
"Before, classes would begin in mid-April or late March, and only a few attended. We had to go from house to house so they would come to school. This year, for the first time, the school year started on March 1st, with the attendance of all the boys and girls, and they came with their parents on the first day, which was exciting for everyone.”
-Professor Ezekiel Huamán, Director of Huacrán primary school in Peru