Build a classroom
Between now and 26th Sep 2019 every dollar donated to this cause will be generously matched by the MACQUARIE GROUP FOUNDATION under the terms of their grant matching policy
East Africa has the youngest population in the World - with an average age of 19 years. As many as 85% of 16-30 year olds can't find work in the formal sector. A basic education is the bare minimum to give any girl or boy the smallest opportunity in life. While primary education is free in most East African countries, teachers are scare and classrooms are often overcrowded and ill-equipped. Our program works with existing schools to improve facilities. For USD 10,000 we can build and equip a new classroom, complete with desks, chairs, blackboards and access to water for sanitation. Our ambition is to build 5 new classrooms each year across Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.