Your Donations Built This School InKalitera, Malawi

With your help, we've built hope for students in Kalitera, Malawi

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.

Meet the students of Kalitera, Malawi

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!

Check out the building process

See the other schools we’ve funded and learn about how you can help by participating in our Charity Fill-A-Bag Sales.

Learn more about our partner

we're sharing all the #uptownfinds on instagram

Follow us and join the fashion conversation