You are not simply building a school with Mzungu Project.
Last week we discussed why education was what I chose when I decided to give back. If you missed it, click here! Today, I would like to focus on what a project of this nature brings to the community aside from a primary school building. It is truly amazing what can come together with an initiative such as this one.
The first result, of course, is to provide primary education to children who are in remote locations and have a hard time accessing other school facilities. This is an obvious benefit that we have already discussed so, what else? A LOT! Keep reading to know just a few…
Depending on the selected community, the school can also serve as a secondary school in the afternoons. Often times these remote villages lack adequate infrastructure to establish school buildings. But the building we build doesn’t have to just be for primary school children. Once they complete their school day, the facilities can help those who have already finished their primary school education. So two schools for the cost of one!
Another very important contribution is to local economy. Mzungu Project only hires local people for the construction of its schools so that the employment rate increases and so that the entire community has a part to play in the building of their school. Additionally, the teachers that are hired are local as well. As a result of this project, job opportunities are brought to the villages and the projects helps foster a greater sense of community togetherness.
Does it help the local economy in other ways as well? Well, families save money as they do not have to pay fees for the education provided at schools built by Mzungu Project. Normally, charging of school fees is a common practice in many remote and rural areas and this limits the ability for some families to send their children to school.
And what about the quality of life for the children? Many children have to walk countless miles to attend schools in other villages due to lack of locally-available schools. Mzungu Project is working to change that as well. We don’t build schools in countries and cities that already receive a lot of donor and NGO support.
We target the under-served areas with the highest unmet needs.
I could go on and on about the benefits of this endeavor (besides the fact of ensuring a better future for children) but, as you can see, they are really numerous. Supporting a project like this helps all these people at the same time. The impact is huge! And, in the end, we all win.
Think about it! And please feel free to comment. I wish to hear from you.
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