Help BACK Education
Help BACK Education by Building A Classroom for Kiryowa
Here's a snapshot of what we have achieved together so far...
- 5 new classrooms constructed
|Why Creating Equitable Access to Education is Important
"Girls are more likely to miss out on school than boys and this is accentuated more among disadvantaged, rural families. Poor, rural girls are forecast to be the slowest to have school places, with Unesco projecting it will take until 2086. It means that the five-year-olds who are now missing out on beginning school will be grandmothers before universal primary education is achieved."
Lack of access to an education, especially for girls, restricts opportunities later on in life and weakens a community’s ability to develop and escape poverty. When girls receive an education, it reduces child mortality and malnutrition; improves family health; postpones the age of first marriage; decreases fertility rates; enhances women’s role and participation in society; provides education to prevent HIV/AIDS; strengthens a family’s survival strategies; and contributes to the economic stability of a nation by providing its citizens with the tools and knowledge to become economically productive.
The partnership between GIVE International and our many generous donors and hard-working volunteers has already moved the village of Kiryowa towards improved health and education opportunities for its residents. Students have a safe and conducive space to learn, enrollment is going up for boys & girls, children have food in their bellies, teachers have functional housing in the village, and equitable access to education is being achieved. Together, we're changing statistics for the better... one child at a time.
|What's Next for Kiryowa?
With five classrooms already constructed, we are fundraising to support the cost of a sixth classroom – it will become the learning space for 40 “Primary-4” level students who are eagerly awaiting a classroom of their very own.
Classroom construction will begin in June 2018 and is expected to last 2-3 months. The structure will be equipped with cement block walls, a metal roof, concrete flooring, student desks and a chalkboard. On the exterior, the classroom will have eaves troughs to facilitate the collection of rainwater and all windows will have protective wired-netting to ensure mosquitos and other harmful critters remain outdoors.
This initiative is helping to BACK education by Building A Classroom for Kiryowa.
For a complete Kiryowa Community Development Initiative project summary, click here.