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Education in Africa

Education in Africa

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela

Africa has some of the world’s most glaring education inequalities. All too often children who are born poor, born female, or live in rural or conflict-affected regions, face extreme disadvantages in education.

When all children have an equal chance to obtain education and learning, it drives economic growth, fuels innovation and creates jobs. It equips countries – and people – with the skills they need to escape from poverty and create shared prosperity. It enables people to build more secure livelihoods, enjoy better health and participate in political processes that affect their lives.

Crisis Aid is establishing three schools in the rural areas of Sierra Leone where children are walking up to 10 km to get to school. Many children are going without education because of this walk and others are foregoing education due to poverty. We have secured two pieces of land close to the villages to build schools on. We need to raise funds to build the schools and run them for the next three years.

How you can help

Make real change happen by donating generously to this cause. Education is not a privilege, it is a human right, which unfortunately many are going without. Let us alleviate poverty through education. Help us to educate, equip and empower. You can make a one lump sum donation or a regular monthly donation.