The EducAfrica Project
Support the development of children in Africa, through sponsoring schools in extreme poverty situation
All African children will have a quality education, that allows them to develop and to become the leaders that break the cycle of poverty in Africa
EducAfrica is born in the year 2013 after the experience lived by two chileans volunteering in Saint Martin’s School, a school located in Kibera, Kenya, the biggest slum in Africa. [H1] While they were volunteering, teaching and fundraising for the school, these young men realized that the children’s dreams were enormous: some of them wanted to be doctors, or football players, nurses, etc. Even more, one of them wanted to become the President of Kenya. When they noticed these dreams to become something that, given the background they have and the conditions they live, was very far from their reality, these young men asked themselves: if they have the skills, why can’t their dreams become a reality? Why couldn’t these kids be pilots, doctors or even the President of Kenya? Thus, they started gathering people in Chile, professionals vibrating with
the same vision of breaking the poverty cycle in Africa, using the most powerful weapon of all: education. Also, to accomplish a more effective intervention, they partnered up with local institutions in Africa, like Strathmore University of Kenya, along with some social organizations both in Africa and Chile, to support the development of the Scholarship, Educational Advisement and Infrastructure programs.
Nowadays, EducAfrica has grown and there is now a big team of professional volunteers, who contribute with their work so children in the African schools can become the next pilots, doctors, nurses, presidents and more, because the work done by EducAfrica is motivated by the accomplishment of these dreams, which are not unmet because of skills, but opportunities.