Help build a school

Help build a school

Price: $10,000.00

The current reality of Mali is a harsh one. One of the poorest countries in the world, most people live on less than $1 a day. Adult literacy rates hover around 30 per cent and many girls never complete primary school. Many of the country’s current schools are staffed with poorly trained teachers who do not have access to the tools they need to do their job. The buildings themselves are ramshackle structures, many of them without latrines or a water source.

This project will have an impact on thousands of children, building new schools, putting in clean water points, and building separate latrines for boys and girls. It will also focus on creating schools that are safe and healthy, providing decent meals for students who are all too often suffering from malnutrition, training teachers and parents on everything from gender equality to child protection to safety and hygiene. Student governments will be established to keep schools clean, safe and equitable, and parents and local officials will be engaged to help effectively run and manage schools. And everyone will have a chance at an education through community campaigns that will promote the importance of enrolling girls in school so they can build a brighter future for themselves and their families.

Give thousands of children a safe, accessible building that is much so more than a building. Get girls into school. Help build thriving, inspiring schools where everyone is welcome. Be part of creating a generation of young people in Mali who are educated and equipped with the skills they need to lead themselves, their families, and communities out of poverty.

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Eleven-year-old Karla is thrilled to be going to school in her own community. Hers is one of six Honduran schools reconstructed through this gift. Before her local school was fixed up, the Grade 5 student studied in another community, where a dark walk home at the end of the day made her feel nervous and scared.

“Now there is enough space for other grades in the school in my community,” says Karla. “It is pretty, and full of furniture and books, and it is close to my house, so I can get there easily without feeling scared.”