By its nature and openness, Educational charity is accessible to everyone who cares to access such programs. However, by its primary design and intention, the concept is meant for the poor and the underprivileged. It is a selfless and non profit oriented self empowerment service to the poor through educational measures as might be considered appropriate for a particular locality and its populations.
It is believed that the primary cause of hunger and disease is poverty. Illiteracy/ ignorance remain the most identifiable leading cause of poverty. The most challenging problem of illiteracy among the poor is not that they are illiterate; the most challenging problem is that they are completely incapacitated from helping themselves to overcome their illiteracy due to low or complete lack of the needed resources for such basic life enhancing goal. In this case the poor and the less privileged would need to access some kind of charitable interventional approaches that will help them to come out of their problem of illiteracy/ignorance. In this case educational charity remains the best possible option to empower the poor and the underprivileged to overcome poverty, hunger and disease.
Hence, if our concept of discussion is primarily designed to cater for those who cannot cater for their self empowerment through educational measures including skill acquisition, training for service, productivity and self sustenance, awareness and knowledge then, it is the poor populations of the world that need it most. In this case closer attentions needs to be given to the populations of the thirds world nations where poverty prevails most including Africa, Asia and the South America.
However, enlightenment or awareness creation concept, educational charity is meant for all. For example, in cases of counselling and care giving for HIV victims and other such and similar cases, this concept of charity is useful to all class of populations in the society depending on individual choices. So in designing a programme in this regard, there is the needed to be broadminded. Again, there is also the need for the privileged class within the poor circles to appreciate the fact that in some cases what are meant for the poor are necessarily for others classes in cases where such access is lacking.