A feature on the SVP's vital Twinnage partership work in India has been published by the Catholic Times.
The SVP Indian Student Sponsorship Scheme is helping thousands of children and young people access and maintain an education.
Drawing from an interview with SVP member and Twinnage Committee member David Wiles, the piece highlights the predicament of so many young people who are forced out of education when the main breadwinner in their family dies or becomes seriously ill. Often the child or teenager is required to obtain a job, taking them out of education, in order to support their families.
However, the Student Sponsorship Scheme pays for vital materials and contributes towards school and university fees, taking pressure off poor families and keeping young people in education.
"Education gives children and the young people opportunites in life and hope for the future", says David.
Read the published piece here.