We provide educational scholarships that pay school fees for high school age students in developing nations.
why we are ALL IN on education, and why we think you should be too.
Health & Wellness
Educated people are healthier people. A child born to an educated mother is more than twice as likely to survive to age 5. Education provides knowledge about vaccines, clean drinking water, and healthy lifestyles.
For people born into poverty, studies show that each year of quality education can increase a person’s income by 10 percent.
Woman & Girls Impact
The influence of women and girls in family and community is increased dramatically with education. Educating girls is considered the most influential factor for change in the developing world.
Education creates better lives by increasing awareness of life options and giving the dignity that comes from the ability to know and stand up for your human rights.
Community Economic Boost
Every $1 invested in education in developing countries, gives back a return of $10 in economic benefit. The whole community is helped by an educated society.
Reduction of Violence
Education promotes peace. In developing nations, each year of education reduces the likelihood of a male’s involvement in violent conflict by 20 percent.
Say what? School isn’t free?
In the US, everyone has access to public school but unfortunately many developing countries don’t offer public high school options, especially in rural areas.
Students are hand selected by our local directors based on financial situation and desire to learn. We firmly believe that if not done correctly, giving scholarships can limit students. This is why we only give scholarships to youth who have no other way of paying for school themselves. In nearly every case, each student will still be required to pay a small portion of their fees. This small sacrifice encourages them to take their education moreseriously.
When you sell bands at your school, or purchase a bracelet yourself you’re adding to a scholarship fund for the particular student your school has selected to fundraise for. The money you raise will cover their schools fees and costs to enroll in the Yuda Bands LEAD program. You can learn more about LEAD here >
“I was sponsored by Yuda Bands in 2008 and 2009. I am still grateful and still in love with this great program. Yuda Bands is everything to me. It has helped me to achieve my dreams.”