Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid have partnered with buildOn to fund and build schools in rural communities in developing countries. In October 2019, buildOn completed a new school in Chiwinga, Malawi funded by your donations. 71% of the Malawian population live below the poverty line and 38% over age 15 are illiterate. The school in Chiwinga has approximately 559 young students and eight grade levels are being taught. Everyone is excited that the children no longer have to walk 5 kilometers to get to the nearest 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 Chiwinga thank you for your donations!
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