Today there are approximately 70 million children around the world without the access to education. This is a direct consequence of education not being a priority in the budgets of so many developing countries, when it is often thought of as too expensive and too long term. With a lasting low level of general knowledge in many developing countries, its resources are never tapped to the benefit of the people.
Schools are vital in protecting children and supporting their emotional and social development by giving them comfort, security and opportunity. The routine of school develops a sense of normality and the environment is one in which children are allowed to be children.
With PictureAid we hope to create a movement that can sustain itself by giving an option to a market that exists and are traded in every day. By putting the power of change in to these hands - this option will in time create new futures every year for thousands of children around the world, with the most powerful tool; Education.
"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."
- Victor Hugo