In a country that is desperate for change, Bible Society is working with World Hope Ministries to offer hope with God’s powerful word in South Africa’s schools. The objectives of this project are to engage children with the Bible Memory Verse calendar, challenging them to commit God’s word to heart.
South Africa has suffered extreme poverty, violence, and a history of racism. Almost 22% of South Africans (over 12 million people) live in extreme poverty, living on less than US$2.34 a day and unable to afford basic nutritional requirements.
Education is critical for the development of the country, but the system is experiencing real challenges. Many primary school students, especially in disadvantaged areas, cannot read or perform basic addition. More than 80% of students from disadvantaged beginnings will not reach the highest level of school. In poor areas of South Africa (about 50% of the population) children are not exposed to literacy in their earliest years.
- Almost 22% of South Africans (over 12 million people) live in extreme poverty
- 80% + of students from disadvantaged beginnings will not reach the highest level of school
- About 50% of children not exposed to literacy in their earliest years
If the appeal is oversubscribed or the project changes due to unforeseen reasons, we will reallocate remaining funds to similar projects.