Children around the world are often crammed into unlit, unsanitary, and unsuitable learning environments. For too many, school can be a dark and crumbling structure, a large tree when weather permits, or a structure in a neighboring village many miles away. In developing countries, 57 million children of primary school age have no classroom access at all. We believe a sound structure is critical to a strong education and creates a safe environment where children are comfortable learning.
In 2013, CofS began a school build program to complement the other ways we are assisting children in gaining access to education. We know an adequate structure conducive to learning is critical to the success of any student. CofS donors have helped us fund the construction of 34 school builds as of June 2020. Schools have been funded in remote villages in Guatemala, Haiti, Malawi, Mali, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Senegal. Over 4,600 girls are going to school in their own communities/villages through these legacy gifts that are sustainably transforming communities and impacting generations to come.