The IHF Education Program (TEP) was developed to supplement and provide for children from impoverished backgrounds with little to no access to a good education.
The Cost of a Good Education
Unfortunately, public education is not free in most developing countries; the cost of a good education is often steep. Students and their families are required to pay tuition, or other fees, including: special teacher fees, desk fees, replacement uniform costs, and fees for books, exams, graduation, and other ceremonies.
The many fees often associated with a good education are why the most impoverished children are never able to attend school. Instead, they work in sweatshops and rice fields, perpetuating the family's cycle of poverty. And what little education these children do receive is often poor quality.
Your Monthly Donation
When you sponsor a child’s education through IHF you not only give a child access to quality education at a public school, you help to empower them to break the cycle of poverty.
Your monthly donation is dedicated first and foremost to your sponsored child. Funds go toward financing your sponsored child's school-related expenses, including school tuition, transportation costs, uniforms, and book fees.
However, because your child's education expenses may not require the full amount each month, any extra TEP money goes into an Education Fund.
The Education Fund is similar to an insurance policy. All leftover TEP Sponsorship money goes into the Education Fund at the end of the month, and money from the fund is only used when academic-related expenses go beyond regular maintenance.
There are times when a child may need extra help with education expenses beyond what is allotted through the TEP Sponsorship Program, this is where the Education Fund comes in. Money in the Educational Fund is only withdrawn to cover academic-related expenses that would not otherwise be covered by the monthly sponsorship amount.
100% of TEP donations go directly towards serving the children who need it most.
We ensure that 100% of donated funds go towards school costs through the use of logbooks.
The IHF “Pass It On” Philosophy
The IHF Education Program embodies the anchor of our core values, our “Pass It On” philosophy: showing compassion for all humanity by taking the time to teach others what we know. One of the greatest displays of this commitment is having people who have received a free, high-quality education, “pass it on” to a child in need by sponsoring that child’s education.
Eligible TEP Candidates
In line with our commitment to help those who are most in need, all applicants to our IHF Education Program must participate in an at-home evaluation, and proof of need must be verified before candidates are approved for the program.