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We Built New School Libraries in Kenya

NamesCon is all about education, and the domaining community has the chance to become education champions for a generation of kids whose futures are at risk. Our friends at Entrepreneurs for Knowledge specialize in building and renovating schools in the most disadvantaged regions in the world, and the NamesCon community always step up to help. This is our latest success story!

  • New School Building in Niger
  • New School Building in Nepal
  • New School Libraries in Kenya
  • - New School Building in Niger

    Niger occupies the last place in the UN’s Worldwide Education Index and therefore urgently needs investment in education infrastructure. Girls in particular need a chance to go to school, as only half of all female children currently receive primary education.

    The Madauoa Primary School in Madauoa, Niger currently serves 362 children from kindergarten through 6th grade in two three-classroom buildings. Let’s build an additional single story structure with two additional 2-classroom buildings for the youngest students. The modern foundation will allow for a second floor to be added in the future.

    We can complete this six-month project for US$25,000

  • - New School Building in Nepal

    In Nepal, many children in remote villages do not have access to education past the primary level. Students often leave primary schools after they learn to read and write but without further education, these skills are easily forgotten.

    Bhawani Basic School is situated in Sarkegadh Rural Municipality, a two-day journey on foot from the local district headquarters. There are only seven classrooms in two old ruined buildings, servicing 170 students from early childhood to Grade 8. There are only 40 sets of wooden furniture between both classrooms and no proper sanitation facilities for the children. “Use what you have” is not an option here, so we’ll build two brand-new classrooms and furnish them.

    We can complete this one-year project for US$28,000.

  • - New School Libraries in Kenya

    While Kenya is relatively stable and prosperous, there is still a lot of poverty. The families in Likoni, Mombasa, have a roof over their heads and enough food to survive, but little else.

    Hope Children’s Centre Kenya School in Mombasa accommodates around 250 students, but doesn’t yet have any libraries for these children. Let’s build libraries for both the primary and secondary schools and fully equip them with the textbooks and materials that the children need to tackle the Kenyan curriculum, as well as furnishings so these rooms can double as study spaces.

    We can complete this six-month project for US$20,000. 

All funds raised will be distributed with complete transparency—and 100% of the donations will directly reach the project the NamesCon community chooses to support.

Each of these projects constitutes around 0.09% of the cost of a flight on Jeff Bezos’ space jet. If each attendee donates what they would have spent at the bar at NamesCon (just in the first two nights!), and each company kicks in what they would have spent just on airfare, we’ll knock this out of the park.

The Goal: New Libraries and Study Spaces for 250 Children

The families in Likoni, Kenya don’t want their children’s future to be railroaded by their disadvantaged surroundings—and neither does the NamesCon community. Hope Children’s Centre Kenya School serves around 250 students but didn’t have any libraries for these children—until now. We built libraries for both the primary and secondary schools and will fully equip them with the textbooks and materials that the children need to tackle the Kenyan curriculum, as well as furnishings so these rooms can double as study spaces. As we reach the holiday season, construction is nearly complete.

Here’s a message from the Debuty Headteacher Mr. Kinyaika and some of the kids

For the latest update on this exciting project, check out our blog post.

This project constitutes around 0.09% of the cost of a flight on Jeff Bezos’ space jet. If each attendee donates what they would have spent at the bar at NamesCon (just in the first two nights!), and each company kicks in what they would have spent just on airfare, we’ll easily knock this out of the park.

About EFK

Entrepreneurs for Knowledge links people and companies in the tech industry who want to do something valuable for society with sustainable school projects in need of funding. With their Foundation as a Service concept they make a simple donation a great experience for everyone involved. As their own costs are covered it is guaranteed that 100% of the donations reaches the projects.