How Education Changes Lives Now and for Generations to Come

Where communities live in poverty around the world, it is often necessary to meet people’s immediate needs in the form of food, shelter, and clothes. But the long-term goal is always restoration — equipping people to use tools that allow them meet basic human needs.

At Operation Mobilization (OM) we believe one of the most strategic ways to help people thrive is through education. Around the world, many families don’t have access to education and remain illiterate for generations. Through education, we’re empowering communities for the future and sharing the Good News of the Gospel with students and families.

OM has teachers or schools in many of our countries. In Bangladesh, OM operates 27 primary schools where children are prepared to enter government schools. We also operate schools in India, where for centuries the Dalit people have endured bigotry and the denial of basic human rights. As a result of this discrimination, Dalits lack access to education and are forced to take low-paying jobs that provide minimal income. They suffer ongoing social and economic challenges.

Recently, Dalit leadership invited Indian Christians to give their children an English-based education in the Christian worldview — a worldview based on the principles of human dignity, equality, and God-given self-worth. They want education that serves the whole person and includes community and spiritual development. Indian Christians enthusiastically accepted this invitation and pledged their solidarity with the Dalits.

In India, OM has developed a unique model to transform lives and communities. In 107 schools, quality Christian teachers are currently educating more than 26,000 Dalit and underprivileged children, both in English and native languages. Staff members maintain high academic standards and teach a state-sponsored curriculum, but base their teaching methods in the Christian worldview of God, human dignity, human salvation, and social equality.

OM is transforming communities through education and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

For over 50 years, Operation Mobilization (OM) has been bringing the message of hope through Jesus Christ to men, women, and children around the world. Though we have over 6,800 volunteers and staff serving within the OM family of ministries in 118 nations, we have one thing in common — we love Jesus and we want others to have the opportunity to hear about Him.

Through Bible studies, teaching students, building businesses, relief and development work, the creative arts and much, much more — by all means possible, we partner with the local church to tell people how our lives have been changed and how they too can meet Jesus!

OM is a collective of 6,800 people who don’t fit a mold, who don’t sit still, and who love the adventure of serving Jesus. We live in the remote corners and the city-centers. We feed the hungry and heal the sick. We are Missionaries. Learn more about OM, how you can volunteer or help support their work here.

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