Delta Kits partners with the Rhiza Foundation who provides education and builds self-sustaining environments in underdeveloped nations, so that every child has the opportunity to have a secure future through learning. The next generation of children are the leaders of tomorrow, which is why providing education for every child is not only critical for the individual, but is vital to the future of our world.
Where are the cures for disease? How do we provide sustainable living for everyone? How can we put an end to starvation and homelessness? How can we stop corruption? How do we stop human trafficking and child slave labor? Who can put an end to injustice? The answers for all of these questions lie within the hearts and minds of the next generation of young people. Education is pertinent to solving the injustices that the world faces today. If every child had the opportunity to be educated there would be less homelessness, less starvation, less poverty, less disease etc. When we invest in the education of children, we invest in our future.
Rhiza Foundation was founded by a close friend of Delta Kits, Alef Meulenberg. Alef is a passionate young man who boldly stepped out in faith to help change the world. He has a heart for education and an unreserved compassion for people. Delta Kits stands by the Rhiza Foundation and believes that together we can make a difference in the lives of thousands of children and the communities they live in.
Alef has been kind enough to share his heart with us for the Rhiza Foundation. Please take a couple of minutes to read about how Rhiza is making a difference, and how you can help.
“As founder and chairman of the Rhiza Foundation, I believe in and am passionate about almost anything dealing with education and sustainable development work.
In 2009/2010 I attended a school that was focused around social injustice. What was begun in me there eventually evolved into the organization you’re reading about now, the Rhiza Foundation.
It all began with the idea of starting a project centred on education (schools) and development (companies) in order to equip the people of a river community in the Amazon Jungle of Brazil with the necessary tools to grow as a community and sustain their way of life. Now, 2.5 years later we have started our first school in the Amazon and have started two schools in Ghana and one in South Africa. In total we educate over 1,500 children.
I am currently living in Johannesburg (South Africa) with my wife, where we lead all the Rhiza, South Africa projects.
Education is the solution:
Rhiza believes in the talents of children. Without education these talents can’t be expressed and their development and growth is stunted. We start sustainable educational projects in underdeveloped areas, so that these areas can actually develop into self-sustained communities. We see that welfare can be distributed more equally; this is why next to project related costs (as insurance, transaction costs and event costs) 100% of our income is invested in our projects. By courses for adults and related jobs, projects will be part of the day-to-day life in the developing areas. This is a good way to ensure that our projects are self-sustaining.
A future in which every child can go to school:
Children are confronted with child labour and poverty every day. Children are not supposed to work in order to hope for a better future. They must always have opportunities to develop and grow. Every child has the right to be educated.
When children are able to develop into self-reliant adults, they can make sure that also their children can go to school. This ensures that in the future every child can go to school, that’s what we strive for.”
There are about 1.75 billion people who live in extreme poverty; 1.2 million children are trafficked each year with 80% of them ending up in a $33 billion-a-year sex industry. More than half of all Africans do not have access to modern health facilities, and as a result 10 million of them die every year due to preventable diseases; most of which could be prevented with one shot. In the 5 minutes or so that it took you to read this article, almost 90 children died of preventable diseases. Education is the key to our future. We have been given the resources to solve these global problems and education is one of them. Without education we have no future.
Learn how to support Rhiza and how to invest in the future of children across the World by visiting http://www.rhizafoundation.com/.