Civics Culminating Activity

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Civics Culminating Activity
Part B: Written Report
Free the Children

About the NGO
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit group which can be organized on a local, national, or international level. The NGO I selected is Free the Children. The short form used to identify it is FTC. The purpose of the NGO is to free children from poverty, exploitation, and the notion that they are powerless to effect change. The co-founders are Craig Kielburg and Marc Kielburg. It was founded in Thornhill, Ontario in 1995. The head office is located at 233 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5A2J2, Canada.

The Current Problem in Haiti
A current problem in Haiti that Free The Children is focusing on is education. Following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that destroyed Haiti on January 12th, 2010; hundreds of school buildings were destroyed and the education system was left wrecked. This is affecting society because currently Haiti’s literacy rate is 62% and only less than half of the country’s children attend school. About 37% of students actually reach the sixth grade out of the 60% of the students that enroll. Free The Children is currently working in an area where 90% of the schools built are built by community-based, non-governmental, and/or religious organizations that are trying to rebuild the education system.

What Does it Hope to Achieve?
Free The Children has five main goals:
Education is the first goal. Free The Children wants to provide education to all
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