Making a Marc
“All Lives Have Equal Value” proclaims the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on its website. The subheading explains that this organization is made up of “impatient optimists working to reduce inequity.”
Founded by one of the wealthiest power couples in the world, the Gates Foundation seeks to lead people, in America and in developing nations, out of poverty. The primary belief of the group is that people get out of poverty when they “access quality healthcare and a great education.” Through grant-making and other investments, the organization “supports schools in their work to improve student outcomes.” It invests in partnerships between schools and school support groups to solve problems through “evidence-based interventions” and helps train effective teachers serving low-income areas. Other work includes ensuring access to high-quality instructional materials and innovative educational technology.
The Gates Foundation lends a helping hand by helping farmers adopt more efficient technologies and assisting urban people in finding new business opportunities and jobs. The Gates Foundation has a Financial Services for the Poor (FSP) program that partners with both government and private institutions to provide financial services to the impoverished. Many poor people lack formal financial services like savings, insurance, and credit. The Foundation aims to help the poor access “low-cost digital financial services.”
Health is a priority for the Gates Foundation, as it is for us at Marc Skid, and the Foundation works “with partners to provide effective vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics” to those in need. It works to eliminate polio from developing countries where that illness remains rampant, help eradicate malaria, and combat HIV infection as well as extend lives for the HIV-positive. The Gates Foundation works to deliver vaccines, especially to the poor, and is working to help stem the Covid-19 pandemic.
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