Underpriviliged children face an insurmountable challenge in the midst of COVID-19: continuing to learn without access to school and lacking necessary parental support. For young adults, it's not much better: without access to proper support, it becomes especially difficult for them to prepare internships, work-study programs, or their professional integration.
Break Poverty Foundation has partnered with Emmaus Connect and the Mentoring Collective to provide laptops and/or tablets, as well as temporary internet connections, as an emergency response for 10,000 underprivileged young people who would otherwise not have acces, enabling them to follow school programs, connect with their mentors and peers, and benefit from the support and training available on the learning platforms.
The Break Poverty Foundation identifies and supports projects that offer real solutions in the fight against extreme poverty. The foundation works withe international experts and researchers to identify underlying issues that can be addressed. It selects projects on the basis of experience, governance, management and monitoring.
Impact is at the heart of the foundation's programs and investments. The foundation ensures regular and rigorous monitoring of all of its funded programs.
Its programs specifically target youth, in order to offer them access to education, training or entrepreneurial projects that can help them become self-sufficient.
The Break Poverty Foundation operates primarily in France but is gradually developing its projects internationally. Wherever the foundation is located, its approach is the same: identify and finance innovative solutions to prevent poverty and break the social determinism among the most vulnerable youth.