Building Schools In Africa

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Maasai School Children
Maasai School Children
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At one time people raised funds for food or wells to collect water in Africa but now they have realized the most valuable commodity they can provide is education.  This will give the children in the poorest parts of the world a kick start into a better life. is one of the biggest charities devoted to building schools in Africa. They concentrate on remote communities in Uganda or Kenya and the charity has extensive knowledge of they areas they build in. They have developed good relationships with the inhabitants and work in partnership with the local community.

Their Build A School program started in 2004 and they have worked with 115 schools to build classrooms, staff rooms and other accommodation. As well as building the schools they also train teachers to work in them.

Another education charity that sets up schools in Africa is Schools For Africa. Its aim is to raise money to build schools in rural Africa and they work in collaboration with their partner SHUMAS (NGO Strategic Humanitarian Services) in Cameroon.

The charity was set up in 2007 and is currently chaired by a retired teacher who has taken several volunteers to work on village school building projects in India, Nepal and Cameroon.

One of the oldest education charities which sets up school in Africa is Children in Crisis. It has been in existence for nearly 20 years and it was originally set up to give children in some of the poorest countries in the world a decent education.

The charity works in partnership with local organisations in the Congo, Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and Liberia to train teachers, build and equip schools and deliver community education.

It is not just these big education charities that set up schools in Africa, there are a lot of individuals who have set up smaller charities to build just one school in one particular area. Some of the education charities who set up schools in Africa arrange trips for volunteers to go out and work hands-on on the projects they have contributed to.

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