The key to a better living standard, since only 40% of the children finish school ...

Education is an important tool to fight poverty and corruption, and the best way to help people to change their situation. Integrity must be taught to children at the same time as the fight against poverty continues. Education has proven to be the best way to reduce poverty in the areas where we operate.

It is very common that the children have to contribute to the household economy and schools in Africa are not free, as they are in some parts of the world. This means that many adults simply cannot afford to let their children go to school for longer periods; they are needed at home and the money is needed for food. The children often need to bring water to school as there is a shortage. By establishing our plantations and creating paid jobs, the children as a result get opportunities to go to school.

Students at Mboti School, Sosoma, Kenya.

Students at Mboti School, Sosoma, Kenya.

Building and renovating schools

When we customers buy donation packages, we help Better Globe to finance school renovations, and the construction of new schools. In each donation package we purchase some money is earmarked to renovate the schools that are located in the areas where we operate. We have renovated three schools in Kenya up until 2017 and in Uganda two schools have been built, of which the one in the picture below is the latest and largest.

One of Child Africa's schools in Kabale, Uganda, which was built with support from donation packages. Opened 2016.

One of Child Africa’s schools in Kabale, Uganda, which was built with support from donation packages. Opened 2016.

We are purely a forestry company, as mentioned before, and as such we do not run any schools, and we do not build any schools. We leave that to the local organizations, parent cooperatives and similar. However, we do have an extremely close relationship with Child Africa, an NGO (Non-Governmental-Organization) which operates schools in Uganda primarily. Child Africa has also been awarded the best NGO in the field of education.

Child Africa

Child Africa operates schools and sponsorship programs in Uganda primarily, but it also helps schools in Kenya. Like most charities, Child Africa is relying on companies, organisations and individuals to contribute to their activities, in different ways. 100% of the teachers’ wages, books and, in particular, food and clothing for the children, comes from contributions of varying kinds. In addition to a large portion of the earmarked money for the schools in the donation packages, a large part of the company’s profits also goes to Child Africa.

Child Africa's headquarters in Kabale, Uganda.

Child Africa’s headquarters in Kabale, Uganda.

Child Africa’s schools and activities are known far outside the Ugandan and Kenyan borders, since they offer an education that helps children from socio-economically poor conditions to benefit from the studies and become successful in school. The performance of Child Africa’s students is on the same level as the “finest” schools in the district. The pedagogy is focused on building self confidence and working with core values, all in keeping with the desire to combat poverty and corruption.

Child Africa is also known for integrating disabled children, mainly deaf children, into regular school activities. All the children at the school are taught sign language to help communication, and mobile phones are used to send messages to one another.

Kate, who is completely deaf, on her graduation day in Kabale, Uganda.

Kate, who is completely deaf, on her graduation day in Kabale, Uganda.

Many of the students also live at the boarding school. It is often best for the children. Thus they can focus on schoolwork and do not need to spend their time helping out at home. They also get 3 meals a day, which they wouldn’t always get at home.

The best thing you can do to support school activities is to save monthly in Donation packages.

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Ulrika Emericks
Gothenburg, Sweden

What really grabbed my attention is Better Globe’s unique combination of helping people while making money in a sustainable way. I have always helped those who have not been so lucky, but here I can do it on a large scale and get returns at the same time. I bought my first donation package in 2008 and have had monthly savings since then.

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