One third of young people in sub-Saharan Africa – more than 56 million teens and young adults ages 15 to 24 – fail to complete even primary school and lack skills for any type of meaningful employment. According to a recent UNESCO report, sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the highest out-of-school rates for all age groups: more than half (57 percent) or all youth between ages 15 and 17 are not in school, as are more than one-third (36 percent) of adolescents between 12 and 14, and one-fifth (21 percent) of children between the ages of 6 and 11.
WHAT Bread and Water for Africa® IS DOING
Through our school fee assistance program, Bread and Water for Africa® pays school fees for hundreds of impoverished primary and secondary school- age children who otherwise would have no opportunity for an education. In addition, Bread and Water for Africa® has constructed schools, such as the Kipkeino Primary School in Kenya, and is nearing completion of the Logos Academy Dr. Kenneth Gerdes School in Sierra Leone which is expected to be finished by fall 2017. In addition, Bread and Water for Africa® has recently funded the construction of additional classrooms and a laboratory at the new Kebeneti Secondary School in Kenya.
WHERE AND WHO WE WORK WITH
We are working in 16 countries to provide safe and loving homes to over 200 children.
For nearly two decades, Bread and Water for Africa® partners operating on the grassroots level in African villages and local communities have been working to provide loving homes for orphaned and abandoned children. This includes the basic necessities of food, clean water, health care, as well as education so that they can build better lives as they enter adulthood.
OUR IMPACT IN 2016
More than 3,000 students from the Albert Academy in Freetown benefited from 22,000 textbooks and reference books shipped to the school through the Bread and Water for Africa® Bright Minds program.
In Sierra Leone, 1,006 students received primary and secondary school education provided by Faith Healing Development Organization’s four nursery schools, four primary schools and three secondary schools.
In Ethiopia, 12,400 secondary school students benefited from 22,000 textbooks and reference books shipped to the country and distributed to 20 high school libraries.
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