Would you like to be a Superhero?
The sole meaning~ Leo Tolstoy
of life is to serve
Eleanor is a 15-year old girl from the Philippines. Her parents separated when she was young and stayed with her father since then. Her mom works in the city as a household helper with a fixed salary of $60 per month. Meanwhile, her dad takes odd jobs here and there, whenever he didn’t have any carpentry projects that pay him $10 a day. One hot afternoon, Eleanor was found crying for help upon seeing her dad collapse to the floor. Neighbors came and rushed him to a nearby hospital where was diagnosed with cardiac arrest—a condition that he didn’t survive.
Without a father to care for her anymore, Eleanor lives with her aunt with a firm decision to continue her education. She is convinced that this is one great way to get out of her difficult situation. She knew that with a college degree, she will be able to find a stable and good paying job, unlike her parents.
Eleanor’s challenges of getting a good education is not extraordinary. There are millions of Eleanors all over the world that have the same fate.
Education is a way out but for most, if not all, even this remains a huge hurdle. While public primary and secondary schools are free, attrition rate is still high because there are costs involved like uniforms, books, projects, and so on. Also, tertiary education in many countries is not free.
Mighty Minds aims to close the gap. The organization believes that a lot of people are willing to extend an extra hand and support students given the chance. Mighty Minds is greatly inspired by Watsi.org and Kiva.org for which they crowdfund from generous individuals around the world to help humanity. The idea is simple, if many people can contribute even in just small amounts, it will have a significant impact when put together. Watsi helps people who need medical procedures. Kiva provides capital for livelihood. While Mighty Minds would support students to finish their education.
100% of the pledged donation goes to the students. Mighty Minds will not get any from this, not a single cent. There will be a separate field if donor wishes to give specifically to help sustain the Mighty Minds’ operations. Currently, there is no single person in Mighty Minds that receives a salary. Everyone is a volunteer.
Mighty Minds envisions a world where everyone has access to good education. Financial constraints should not be a hindrance. No student shall be left behind if one desires to study and learn.
If you believe that education is important and have a bit of time to help out with our mission, we’d like to get to know you more.
Currently, Mighty Minds is in need of the following: