Educational charity gifts for teachers

By staff writers
July 17, 2009

Are you thinking of buying your child's teacher an end-of-term gift? Instead of giving unwanted gifts that inevitably just end up cluttering the teachers desk, why not give a charity gift? These ethical charity gifts make the perfect end-of-term gift for your child's teacher.

As your child's teacher will no doubt agree, the importance of education for poor countries cannot be under estimated. Development and relief agencies are devoted to improving access to quality education for the world’s poorest people.

The main agencies all have educational charity gifts that make it quick and easy to support their vital work. You can give these gifts to the developing world on behalf of your teacher – an ideal educational charity gift.

Education is often non-existent in whole regions of poor countries. Most children start their education late, and other problems such as food scarcity, can force parents to take their children out of school to save money. Education is impossible for many children because their families can’t afford to buy them a uniform, shoes or books.

You can give an education charity gift in a number of ways:

• The UNICEF charity gift, Schools for Africa, comes in many different forms. Buying this charity gift will support the building, repairing and equipping of schools. There are so few schools in parts of Africa that nearly 45 million children do not attend. Buying this charity gift will also help to supply children with exercise books, pens and desks. It will also help train teachers in countries such as Malawi, Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Click here to visit the UNICEF website.

• Christian Aid’s charity gift scheme, Present Aid, have made it possible to buy a charity gift pack. This charity gift combines a selection of important educational products, making a big difference to people living in poverty.

Why not buy this charity gift pack of school uniform, school shoes and a teacher’s salary? You will receive three gift cards and a free Christian Aid pin badge to give to a friend or family member.

Click here to visit the Present Aid website.

Buying an educational charity gift is a great way to help improve awareness among children in the UK of the systems that keep people in developing countries poor. By buying an educational charity gift you can also help poor people join together and begin to fight for improvement in the quality of their lives.

It can all be done quickly and easily online. You just visit the website of the particular charity, select the gift for your teacher, and a card is sent to them with your personal message telling them what has been given. The gift is then despatched on your teacher's behalf to the developing world.

So if you are looking for that extra special gift for your teacher this summer then visit one of the following links:

WorldVision gifts for teachers

Christian Aid's gifts for teachers

UNICEF's gifts for teachers

Oxfam Unwrapped Teacher's gifts

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