The goal of every child being able to complete at least primary education has been enshrined in MDG 3. Yet, millions of children worldwide still do not have access to schools. Education is intrinsically linked to sustainable development - it can break the cycle of poverty giving children and youth more opportunities in their lives. HRF engages with the education sector in two ways: one - through rehabilitating schools and providing school children with school materials and sports equipment, and two - through vocational training for orphans and vulnerable children to provide them with skills enabling them generate an income.
Capacity Building and Livelihoods
As already mentioned, HRF provides professional training in the medical as well as the water sectors in addition to the training provided in conflict transformation skills. Apart from these main areas, HRF provides a variety of other trainings (vocational training, organisational capacity building, leadership skills, management skills) to individuals, disadvantaged communities, and organisations to enable them to become self-sufficient and build sustainable livelihoods.
Through Seasonal Programmes, such as Ramadan, Qurbani and Christmas, HRF, in cooperation with local communities, businesses and organisations provides food and clothing aid to families in need in some of the world’s poorest countries.