School Construction Projects

Delivering education is not just about tuition, classrooms and teacher supplies – the first steps to a successful education often come in the shape of plumbing pipes, cement blocks, and rain-proof roofing. Boarding school makes it possible to get an education on a full stomach in a safe environment. The Hoffman Family Foundation is improving infrastructure by building new schools, adding classrooms to overcrowded schools, as well as improving access to water, food and sanitation. We are committed to understanding the true need from our local contacts and helping where we can be most effective in our mission.

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East Africa struggles to provide quality education and infrastructure as indicated by student-to-teacher ratios, primary completion rates, secondary enrollment, and youth literacy rates. The student to teacher ratios have increased in sub-Saharan Africa due to mandatory enrollment, this has caused a staggering student teacher ratio of 72:1. In order to reach the goal of universal primary education, Eastern Africa alone requires four million new primary school teachers. This region has high initial enrollment rates (>90%), however, 30-40% of students leave before completing their primary schooling. In 2007 only 25% of students went on to high school due to the expenses associated with continuing education.

There are many factors that contribute to the current situation. Classrooms are crowded and dilapidated. Teachers have insufficient teaching resources and time for personalized instruction. These struggles reflect the well-below average standard of educational institutions in more developed countries. In addition to the overcrowding and poor state of facilities, advanced learning opportunities are impeded by insufficient or nonexistent math and science materials. There’s also a concerning level of sexual violence and inadequate sanitation for female students. This directly and disproportionally affects their self esteem and ultimately participation and retention in the educational programs.

Help Us Build a Dormitory!

Our latest project is the construction of a girls dormitory at the Mountain of Olives Primary school. The purpose of this dorm is to provide student housing for the young women who attend the school, protecting them from many of the adverse conditions that force them to abandon their pursuit of education. Things like unsafe travel from classes prevent many young girls from completing their schooling.

It is our hope and goal that by providing the safety, security and the proper support for young girls this dormitory will help to establish confidence and a sense of personal worth among the female students at the school.

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We’re always looking for more support in helping to build a better world. Financial support is always most needed but even a simple share on facebook or your blog means the world to us and those we strive to help.

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