Every generation is born into an economic class of wealth, poverty, or somewhere in between. No matter what economic class a generation is born into they deserve an opportunity to thrive, but most never get that chance. Kids in communities like Buena Vista can’t afford to go to higher education like college and secondary school. Because they can’t afford college, they don’t see the reason to finish grade school. Only 1 out of every 10 students in Buena Vista finish grade school. Due to financial difficulties in their family, most kids are pulled out of school around 4th , 5th, or 6th grade to go work in the fields to help earn more income for the family. This decision brings immediate financial relief, but due to lack of education, these kids will never be able to get higher paying jobs as they get older. Therefore, the cycle of poverty will never be broken.
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” We want to come alongside our partners and help their communities by paying tuition and education expenses for students so that they can go to higher education. With a higher education they can get higher paying jobs. So by funding education and tuition, we are giving the next generation their time back. When you buy a Generation Watch you are buying time in the form of a watch and giving it in the form of education. You are Giving Time Back! Be a part of our mission and help us give every generation the opportunity to thrive.