114 million children around the world don’t even receive a basic education.
1 school house will educate 1,000 students for 20 years.
Humans of Change is fundraising to build our first school in a rural village of Kenya. In partnership with Free the Children, who have been operating in Kenya since 1999, our mission is to alleviate poverty and create sustainability through education.
Travel to Kenya to help build our school.
By providing access to quality proper education in rural villages, thousands of children and families are given hope for a better future and opportunity to create a sustainable life above the poverty line.
In 2002, Kenya’s newly elected government made primary education free and announced it in the national newspaper on a Friday. The following Monday, one million additional children woke up to go to school.
- 26% of Kenyan children aged five to 14 are child laborers.
- Almost 30% of Kenyans live in extreme poverty on less than $1 per day.
- ¼ of all Kenyan girls under the age of 15 are married.
As of 2003, 56% of the Kenyan population lives below the poverty line—$17 per month in rural areas and $36 per month in urban areas. Extreme poverty (defined as those living under $1 per day) includes almost 30% of Kenya’s current population.
Every year, eleven million children die from completely preventable causes. By integrating domestic and international programs, we can create lasting change for those living below the poverty line on less than $1 a day.
Thanks for your support!
Humans of Change