5miles Tertiary Education Fund sponsors the University and Polytechnic studies of students from underprivileged homes to give them future opportunities to get better jobs and break out of the poverty cycle. Each student is awarded a scholarship of $3000 for a three-year course in an institution approved by 5miles.
5miles Primary and Secondary School Fund (PASS) sponsors the school fees of children from poor families. Each child is allocated $300 a year for three years in a government school and $500 a year for a Christian school.
In August 2016, 5miles was approached by PKPA Foundation, a child protection agency based in Nias, to sponsor the education of 32 children. Deprived of an education, each one was made to work in the stone quarries, on the farms and at construction sites to supplement their meagre family/household income of about $50 a month.
Thankfully, via the efforts of PKPA, all 32 children have been rescued and are now attending school. PKPA keeps track of the children’s progress through house visits and school reports.
To date, 5miles sponsors the education of 40 children outside our orphanages.
Updated October 2016