> Building schools
All children should have access to a free basic education. In a dream world, all children would have access to a quality basic education regardless of their economic status. However, in many places in the world children do not have a safe school to attend, without an infrastructure and without classrooms, they have to study in makeshift tents or outside. Leaving children either too cold, or too hot, they have to chose whether to study or stay home. Our aim is to continue building schools as long as there is a shortage. We ensure that vulnerable children have access to a quality education in a safe environment so they can focus on their learning and their future.
> Why build a school with Read Foundation?
So far we have built over 390 schools and educated over 112000 students. By supporting us empower children within impoverished communities you are raising an entire generation of literate children, giving them the platform they need in order to change their lives.
Read Foundation has the experience, resources and manpower necessary to complete the school build projects effectively and efficiently, with the assistance of reliable partners. Our track records speaks for itself.We provide our donors detailed information regarding the progress of the build and are welcomed to visit it at any point.
In order to ensure that we are making an impact we focus in three key areas:
Millions of children are missing out on an education due to poverty, gender inequality and lack of learning resources. We identify the places most in need and take action.
Lacking basic reading and writing skills puts people at a great disadvantage. Ensuring that children learn reading and writing opens doors to more opportunities, i.e. employment.
250 million primary school aged children are not learning basic literacy and numeracy skills. Without these skills these children will struggle in their lives. With your help we can change that.
> The programme
We make sure that students have access to all they need, providing them with a quality education and the resources they require. The classrooms are equipped with all the basic furniture and boards needed. Options and growth in all areas of study is important, which is why the grounds include IT and Science laboratories for older students, providing them with the tools they need to progress into further education and hopefully becoming professionals. In an effort to encourage and facilitate a WASH programme, the school grounds also have wash facilities, including latrines, in line with CHS standards.