Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid have partnered with buildOn to fund and build schools in rural communities in developing countries. In November 2015, buildOn completed a new school in Bromba, Mali funded by your donations. Mali is home to over 14 million people. It is the 12th poorest country in the world and suffers from one of the globe’s lowest literacy rates at 38 percent, and only 17 percent for females. The students of Bromba previously learned in three temporary classrooms. With their new facilities, they are able to learn in a functional building equipped with desks, space for every student, and bathrooms.
The students of Bromba study reading, writing, and mathematics in their new school. Girls are able to study side-by-side with boys, an important achievement in Mali, where women and girls are often denied the same opportunities as men. Through the donations we’ve collected at our Charity Fill-A-Bag Sales, you’ve helped break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and expectations for children like these. The students of Bromba thank you for your donations!
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