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 Thiandene, Senegal funded by your donations. Senegal is home to over 13 million people and over 50 percent are below the poverty line. Only 62 percent of men and 39 percent of women in Senegal can read and write. The students of Thiandene previously learned in one temporary classroom. 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 Thiandene study reading, writing, and mathematics in their new school. Girls are able to study side-by-side with boys, an important achievement in Senegal, 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 Thiandene thank you for your donations!
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