Your Donations Built This School InZerkoum, Burkina Faso

With your help, we've built hope for students in Zerkoum, Burkina Faso

Uptown Cheapskate and Kid to Kid have partnered with buildOn to fund and build schools in rural communities in developing countries. In February 2016, buildOn completed a new school in Zerkoum, Burkina Faso funded by your donations. Burkina Faso is home to over 16.5 million people and it is ranked as the 5th economically poorest country in the world. It has the lowest level of literacy in the world, with 78 percent of its population illiterate and only 58 percent of children in primary 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 Zerkoum, Burkina Faso

The students of Zerkoum study reading, writing, and mathematics in their new school. Girls are able to study side-by-side with boys, an important achievement in Burkina Faso, 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 Zerkoum 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.

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