Education is a passport to opportunity, and failure to give children that passport unfortunately can limit the prospects they have in life. The LCC Education Fundamentals Programme is designed to help make a difference for poor children.
(PRWEB) November 03, 2012
Lincoln Crowne & Company, the boutique Mergers & Acquisitions Firm, announced today their ground breaking philanthropic programme which intends to assist extremely poor and underprivileged children in both Australia and across the Pacific Island Nations in meeting their basic education standards.
The LCC Education Fundamentals Programme, designed to complement the basic preparatory school curricula, will financially support charities and orphanages in the provision of tutors who will focus on the building of basic skills in the core subjects of Reading / Comprehension and Mathematics.
Lincoln Crowne & Company’s work over many years in supporting children’s charities in emerging nations evolved into the development of this initiative, together with the feedback from those various charity leaders on their observation of the alarming and increasing level of illiteracy in underprivileged children.
“Whilst in the western world we take education for granted, in developing nations a child’s access to education can be severely impacted by such issues as family pressures (including having to undertake domestic chores to support family life), truancy and basic availability of schooling in certain areas. Such issues are particularly relevant in the instance of orphans and the extremely poor”, Nicholas Assef, Lincoln Crowne’s Executive Director commented.
LCC’s Education Fundamentals Programme is designed to provide charities with financial support to hire qualified tutors in order to help children reinforce basic comprehension and mathematic skills. Those tutors will be recruited by the individual charities involved, and will be subject to basic performance criteria. LCC will make a quarterly payment in advance to each of the charities it works with to meet the cost of the initiative.
“Education is a passport to opportunity, and failure to give children that passport unfortunately can limit the prospects they have in life. The LCC Education Fundamentals Programme is designed to help make a difference for poor and underprivileged children.” Nicholas Assef concluded.
The LCC Education Fundamentals Programme has commenced trialling in Fiji, and pending review and refinement will be gradually rolled out to other charities and orphanages across 2013.