Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid have partnered with buildOn to fund and build schools in rural communities in developing countries. In February 2017, buildOn completed a new school in Kalitera, Malawi funded by your donations. 71% of the Malawian population live below the poverty line and 38% over age 15 are illiterate. The students in Kalitera have been learning in a temporary, rundown school. With their new facilities, they are able to learn in a functional building equipped with desks, space for every student, and bathrooms.
These students are studying reading, writing, and mathematics in their new school. Girls will be able to study side-by-side with boys, an important achievement in Malawi, 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 Kalitera thank you for your donations!
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