Kids for Kids

Education is a way out of poverty in Darfur

Education is a route out of poverty. Kids for Kids sponsors 78 Darfur villages by providing the basic things that villagers need. Mothers have asked for education for their children. The cost for a Kindergarten is £20,000. Our first opened in 2014, our 4th is opening soon. Can you fund the next?

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2013 to 5:00 PM, 18 December 2013

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100045)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,000

Amount raised

£15,178

Donations

13

    Categories

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

Location

Situation

98% of the women in the villages of Darfur are illiterate - they are begging us to help them to educate their children. They know that it is the best way out of poverty. The absence of education for young children means that they lack essential stimulation via the crucial formative years of their lives. We provide families with a flock of goats for milk but this also gives them a livelihood. Mothers have told us that they sell excess milk to save for school fees but it is not always enough.

Solution

We aim to provide early years education via the provision of a kindergarten in each of our 78 villages. Currently the children in the villages are expected to help their family survive, they collect water, weed fields and herd animals. Our first Kindergarten opened in Abu Nahla in October 2014, it is the only brick built building in the village and 151 children are now attending! The whole village pulled together to build the school to reduce costs.

  • "I praise the achievements of Kids for Kids and would like to use it as a model for other organisations to imitate."

    — Mohamed Adam, Director of Education, North Darfur

  • "I praise the achievements of Kids for Kids and would like to use it as a model for other organisations to imitate."

    — Mohamed Adam, Director of Education, North Darfur