Build a classroom in Africa

By staff writers
April 21, 2008

African children are not just the present but the future of the continent. Their education is key to future economic growth and lasting democracy, leading to greater stability and improved standards of living.

The current state of education in Africa, however, is plagued by a lack of schools, classrooms and proper equipment.

Currently, 45 million children in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t get the chance to go to school. Primary school enrolments and literacy rates in Africa are among the lowest in the world. Many children cannot afford to go to or stay in primary school because of lack of funds for uniforms, textbooks and equipment.

Buying charity gifts has recently become an important way of supporting the work aid agencies are doing. But they need much more help if progress is going to be made.

A number of aid agencies are offering the chance, for those who are able, to pay for the construction of an entire classroom.

For example, through UNICEF, Save the Children, and Oxfam’s charity gift schemes you can buy the charity gift of a classroom on someone else's behalf. It is a big gift but there can certainly be no doubt about the good it will do, and the integral role played by education in freeing people from poverty.

Visit the charity gift scheme websites to find out more. Giving a classroom in Africa ia a remarkably simple process that can be carried out quickly and easily.

Give a classroom through Save the Children

Give a classroom through UNICEF

Give a classroom through Oxfam

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