Education is the gateway to a brighter future. Sometimes, though, there are a lot of barriers between a student and finishing school.
We're teaming up with communities in rural Kenya to break down these barriers. We help them build classrooms, dormitories, bathrooms and water systems for local schools. We work with teachers to make sure they have the supplies they need to help children learn. And we engage communities in conversations about why education is important for children.
We're also working with young adults who haven't had the chance to learn to read. They may have not finished school, or their education may have been interrupted when they fled their home country. We're working with hundreds of students in Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp, as well as from the local community, to focus on adult literacy.
Preschool for Jelena
Jelena* was scared to start preschool. She’s a 6-year-old who lives in Belgrade, Serbia, with her family. Jelena’s family are from Belgrade’s Roma community. They live in an informal settlement with other Roma families. Enrolling in school and pursuing an education aren’t givens for Roma children, since they are among the most marginalized children in the country. In order to …
Students in rural Kenya are on a path to greatness
“We are very grateful to CWS and its partners for the great transformation happening at our school,” says Francis Loseron, the chairperson of Chepakul School in rural western Kenya. “The reason I say this is because the girls’ biggest need [a dormitory] has been met; as a result, they will be happy, healthy and ready to learn. It’s a sad …
Nothing can stop Suada
As a Roma woman in Belgrade, Suada has faced a lot of challenges in her life. She grew up in an informal settlement in the city. She had to help her mom with chores in the house and care for her siblings, so she didn’t have time to go to school. Suada also has challenges hearing and speaking. Being a …