It’s in these places, sometimes called “the last best places”, that we’ve found amazing people.
Village elders who want to see their communities prosper, parents who want a better life for their kids, and children who dream of becoming doctors or politicians.
But even these amazing people can’t transform a society alone. They need a little help.
So we help build schools, construct vocational centers, and create health programs. All with the goal of empowering these communities to carry on independently, to be self-sustaining, because it’s CAI’s philosophy that people don’t need a hand out, but a hand up.
And we’re patient. We realize radical change doesn’t happen overnight.
We don’t do the work we do, with the people we do, because these countries are in the news or because that’s where the money is. We’ve worked in the region for two decades, and CAI is committed to achieving lasting, generational change. That’s why we’re educating girls.
“The saying goes, “If you educate a woman, you educate a nation, you educate a generation.” CAI educates boys and girls, but it is the girls who are symbols of hope.”