Education offers children a way out of poverty and the chance to build a brighter future.

Unfortunately, about 264 million children and adolescents around the world do not have the opportunity to go to school. Poverty, conflict, natural disasters and cultural barriers are just a few of the factors keeping girls and boys outside the classroom.

PWS&D is responding by opening classroom doors in vulnerable communities across the globe, providing children with opportunities for learning so they can fulfill their aspirations and transform their lives.

We do this by engaging communities about the importance of education, training teachers, delivering school supplies and recreation facilities, and providing support with school fees.

By taking the Sunday School Challenge, your gifts will help a child receive a full year of education—brightening their prospects for the future.

$350 sends a child to school for one year

Donate to the Sunday School Challenge!

Image of arrow pointing downOpening Classroom Doors Flyer

Download the Sunday School Challenge flyer or order a printed copy by contacting Anna Muir (amuir [at] presbyterian [dot] ca or 1-800-619-7301 ext. 293).

Educational Resource: School’s In

To accompany the Sunday School Challenge, PWS&D has a new educational resource! School’s In contains five engaging activities that will help teach youth (Grades 4+) about the importance of universal education. Youth will learn about some of the barriers preventing children around the world from receiving an education and why PWS&D programs that help open classroom doors to vulnerable children are important for overcoming poverty. Visit for more.

Image of arrow pointing downSchool's In: Educational Resource

Image of arrow pointing downClosed Doors Board Game

Image of arrow pointing downA Girl's Life Board Game

Image of arrow pointing downMaking Learning Fun: Photos