Community Based Education for East Africa
We believe that no child should be forced to study outside, or in a dangerous environment. With access to a good education, children can escape poverty
How we support schools
Across rural Africa, many children have to choose between getting an education and being safe. Without classrooms, they are forced to study under trees, in all weather. They are exposed to the elements, distracted, and unable to learn. For those who do have some shelter, it is often unstable, with holes in the ceiling that let the rain in, leaving children cold and wet, and ruining their work.
Brenda is from Kenya. She was forced to study in an unsafe classroom, which had holes in the roof.
“We would study under the trees or in unsafe classrooms. Since my school had almost no desks, it prevented many of us from concentrating in class.”
Brenda and her classmates were exposed to the elements.
Intense sun, or violent rain, would disrupt lessons and make it impossible for children to learn.
GivetoAfrica have built a classroom block with offices, staff rooms, a store and a library so children can learn in a safe and productive environment.