empowermefirst.college - every little helps

We make higher education accessible - against all odds!

According to a 2019 UNHCR report, of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million – more than half – do not go to school.
For those living in poverty, many human rights are out of reach. Among many other deprivations, they often lack access to education, health services, safe drinking water and basic sanitation. They are often excluded from participating meaningfully in the political process and prevented from seeking justice for violations of their human rights.” UNHCR

The current learning crisis has been worsened by the Covid-19 lockdowns. Billions are out of school, many may not return, because they have to help feed their families. We need to act urgently. Every little helps.

Your donation helps to educate future generations!

donate to educate millions!

— Covid-19

The school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic meant that many students have not returned to school, especially teenagers and young mothers. We need to reach them fast!

— Free education

We believe that education should be free and accessible to everyone. 

We develop our college in stages. Adding subjects and countries as we go. 

— Sponsor a student

With only $ 350.- for 3 years you can ensure a student can reach university level. 
We will share your student’s testimonies and progress reports at the end of each semester.

— Sponsor a coach

With $ 50.- a month you can sponsor a a local coach part time to ensure, our students get the best support in their semester assignments and studies as well as getting them ready for work and university. By only giving part time work, we ensure their experience is not lost at local schools, while they advice us on syllabus. This financial supplement will also counteract brain-drain.

We offer online coaching training and mentoring.

— Infrastructure

While most teenagers have smartphones, they are often broken or old. Also, lack of electricity and the high data costs make online learning less accessible. You can support us. Here are some average costs:

Smart phone or tablet: $ 150.-
Internet / month for 50: $ 150.-
Solar system: $ 1’500.-
Operations / centre / month: $ 450.-

— Make history

Do you want your hard work to make a difference for generations to come?
The scholarship in your name will be known locally and internationally.

Ending learning poverty will end poverty and hardship for millions!

Bequest your legacy to a cause that counts. We will honour your specific wishes and use your money diligently to give education to millions.

These are just a few thoughts. Let’s discuss ideas and mutual interests!