More than 1 billion of the world’s people – most of them vulnerable women and youth – are living in extreme poverty.


Lack of education is one of the root causes of poverty. Better education gives children better opportunities, improves community development and lays a foundation for long-term stability.

iCARE programs provide education to vulnerable women, children and young people in Kenya, India, the Philippines and Uganda to provide them with the building blocks to a better future out of poverty.


Education for girls is an especially powerful force. The barriers that keep girls from attending school are often higher than for boys.

For every year a girl stays in school she'll increase her income by 10%. 


but it is more complex than educating girls alone


Don't get us wrong, educating girls is a priority. 66 million girls around the world are not in school and for many of them it is just because they were born a girl. Keeping girls in school provides life-changing benefits not just for individuals, but for the entire community. 

their mothers and brothers need us to care about them too.  

So we do.  Since 1982 we've cared for more than 15,000 girls, boys and mums in Kenya, Uganda, India and the Philippines.


In the villages in Uganda, Kenya and India to metro Manila and rural Philippines we're continuing to support innovative and practical school and vocational education.  

Each community is different.  

Our programs support young entrepreneurs at the Piave Youth Polytechnic in Kenya's Rift Valley and budding IT specialists in Uganda.  They encourage science and technology for primary school girls in the Philippines and education for young Indian girls to overcome them becoming child brides.  And, that's just a start.  



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