Every child has the right to an education. Nonetheless, a significant number of primary school age children cannot attend school every year. Education is a crucial factor in eradicating poverty and inequality. It plays a key role in human development and teaches invaluable life skills, including prevention of diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. Schools can also be a source for nutritional supplements and vaccines.
Through our charitable contributions, we strive to ensure access to schooling for children living in communities where we do business, and to improve the quality of education from primary school to university and beyond. This includes providing training for teachers and building new schools. We do not get involved in the content of educational programs, leaving that to the experts who run the programs. It goes without saying that none of the programs we support involve cigarette branding of any sort.
Here are some of the programs we support to improve education in schools: