A fundamental right
We believe that all children have a fundamental right to education, irrespective of their circumstances. Yet in parts of the world like sub-Saharan Africa, every third child doesn’t get the chance to attend school. For those children who do go to school, drop-out rates are high: An estimated 10 million children in sub-Saharan Africa drop out of primary school every year.
Aiming to reach these and other disadvantaged children, Schools for Africa was launched in 2004, in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Peter Krämer Stiftung foundation, which donated approximately $5 million dollars. Since then, it has received contributions worth millions of dollars from corporate, state and individual donors around the world.
Schools for Africa seeks to provide a quality education to the most disadvantaged children – including those who suffer from discrimination and harassment and those who face extreme poverty, political unrest or natural disasters – through UNICEF ’s holistic, child-friendly schools program. And it has been showing promising results: As of December 2010, some 5.5 million children across Africa were receiving better educations through this initiative.
Our donation to Schools for Africa will enable the building of two new schools including 12 new class rooms where they are needed most. You can make a personal donation to the UNICEF
via their website. http://www.unicef.org