Nowadays, there are a lot of organizationsthat fight poverty around the world such as ‘Care’, ‘World VisionInternational’, ‘Food for the Hungry’ etc.
There are also organizations thatfocus more on children and fight for them to get an education that theydeserve, such as ‘Save the Children’, ‘Children International’, ‘United NationsChildren’s Funds (UNICEF)’ etc. In Malta, there are local organizations thathelp to maintain those who are living in income poverty, such as ‘Caritas’ and’The Community Chest Fund’. Every year, a charity marathon is organized togather money for these organizations so that they can help those who are inneed. Education is the major solution to escape poverty, but poverty remains tobe an interference in education.Justice, Mario Cardona, 2010).
Education in Malta is free but the educational system does not seem torecognize the reality and backgrounds that some of the children come from, “AlthoughMalta already provides universally free and compulsory schooling for childrenaged 6 to 16, it seems that this achievement is not enough to effectively caterfor all the social realities found in the Maltese society” (Educational Policies that Address Social Inequality,Vallejo and Dooly, November 2008). Some children do nothave a lot of support from home, so they do not have the audacity to continuestudying and they drop out of school as soon as they finish secondary school, “Almosta fifth of Maltese young people aged 18 to 24 do not receive any education” (Timesof Malta, Caruana C., November 2017). TheMinistry of Education works to create opportunities for children to continuetheir education after secondary school “In recent years, the Education Ministryhas launched several measures aimed at reducing the number of early school leavers.
The measures target younger students, with schemes to encourage them to furthertheir education beyond secondary level” (Timesof Malta, Caruana C., November 2017).