Children in poverty are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to their education. School supplies can be expensive and can quickly become a major cost that their family just can’t afford. This short video looks into organizations such as World Vision and the Kids in Need Foundation and what they do in order to help kids in poverty get the best education possible. Josephine Robinson is the Partner Cahir for World Vision. She has been in the position for three years. Josephine has a passion for helping kids who are in need and getting them an education. She has even gone so far as to take high schoolers on college tours and taking them to orientation. Her dedication to young people has led her to where she is now. She has had a powerful impact on those who have worked with and hopes to continue working with kids and for kids far into the future. Sarah Liccione is a recent graduate of Loyola University Chicago. She was the philanthropy chair for her sorority Phi Sigma Sigma, whose main philanthropy cause is the Kids in Need Foundation. Sarah majored in elementary education and is passionate about teaching. She has even gone abroad for the opportunity to teach underprivileged kids around the world. World Vision is an organization dedicated to helping those in need and giving kids every opportunity possible. They also work in disaster relief to help those who have been affected by natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina. They have also assisted people around the world in getting drinkable water. The Kids in Need Foundation is an organization that is dedicated to getting school supplies to children who might not be able to afford them on their own. They partner with resource centers across America in many major cities. They hope to continue expanding into even more cities to help even more children get the education they deserve.
About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Kelsey Frew
Kelsey is a film student at Loyola University Chicago. She loves working behind a camera and hopes that one day the footage she captures will mean as much to others as it does to her.