ApplyBoard has teamed up with WE Charity to make education accessible

IN SUPPORT OF
We are proud to announce our collaboration with WE Charity. With every international student who uses ApplyBoard’s platform to study abroad, ApplyBoard will donate to WE Charity. Together, let's make education accessible to all!

Header Image Source: “India.” Where We Work – India – WE, We Charity, 2018, www.we.org/we-villages/where-we-work/india/

Our Partnership

In collaboration with WE Charity, we are taking a step towards helping those in need by contributing to a school being built in Kalinjar, India.  

As an education technology company, we hold the issue of education close to our hearts. This stems from the founders’ experience pursuing higher education abroad whereby they recognized how many students struggle to access proper education.

We believe with our contributions, we can change the lives of all students who live in Kalinjar. We can give them hope and opportunity. When we come together to acknowledge the importance of quality education and to give access to those who lack, WE can change the world.

Kalinjar, a small village located in Rajasthan State, India, is made up of 900 people, with 65% of the community being illiterate. Many members work as unskilled laborers earning approximately two dollars a day to supplement their livelihood.

The only secondary school in Kalinjar welcomes students who travel as far as five kilometers away. Students face overcrowding and dilapidated conditions due to monsoon season, posing a negative impact on their learning potential. 

As the only school in the area, it is critical students gain a positive learning experience from it. To invest in this school means to invest in a better education for these students. It means to reduce the overcrowding they experience daily and to encourage students to continue their journey to class until they can apply their teachings to develop a transportation system to their school in the future.

Why Kalinjar, India?

The WE Charity

WE Charity is an international charity committed to empowering individuals to transform themselves, their families, their communities and the world. Their mission is to make a difference through five pillars — education, clean water and sanitation, health care, food security, and alternative income.

Its education pillar focuses not only on building schools, but is also committed to providing teacher training, extracurricular activities, books and basic school supplies as many students don’t even have access to the smallest of things such as a pencil. With these materials, students can focus on their studies without any worries.

Source: “About WE Charity.” About WE Charity – WE Charity, We Charity, 2018, www.wecharity.org/about-we-charity/our-story/.

  • There are four million more girls than boys who can't get an education.
  • A child whose mother can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.
  • 25 million children will never go to school.
  • Investing in education can help a country lift its people out of poverty. Over 40 years, equitable access to quality education can help a country raise its gross domestic product per capita by 23%.
  • If all women had a primary education, there would be 1.7 million fewer malnourished children.
Source: “The Five Pillars of We Villages.” Education – WE Charity, WE, 2018, www.wecharity.org/we-villages/education/.

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