The Power of the 5cent coin #changeforchange
Posted on 28 October 2016
Access to education continues to be a global challenge. 1 in 5 people are unable to read or write. In 2013, 124 million kids were denied access to education. Of those, 47% will never go to school. These are staggering statistics - that is over five times Australia's population who are denied the opportunity to learn. Despite this, there’s over $150 million worth of five-cent coins in Australia - and it takes only a handful of these coins, just $5, for YGAP to improve access to a quality education.
5cent is an innovative fundraising campaign by YGAP, encouraging Australians to collect small change to drive big change during May.
Get your school, business and community on board to start collecting! Head to 5cent.com.au, sign up today and receive your 5cent collection box to ensure every child receives the basic human right of a quality education.
It costs just $5 for YGAP to give a child the opportunity to learn. That's 100 5cent coins - a handful!
At YGAP we firmly believe in upholding article 26 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that "everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory."
There are so many ways to engage with the campaign and help us reach our fundraising target by June 30. Whether you collect coins, make a donation, commit to $5 a day for the month of May or simply share this with your community, on behalf of the entire YGAP team – thank you!