Imagine if you couldn’t read this text, that would be a huge challenge. Unfortunately, that’s the problem for over 170 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa where 1 in 3 young women cannot read and are living in abject poverty. However, you can be part of the solution and help begin the journey of wealth creation for them by investing in their education. As an investor you can provide access to quality education in order for them to learn basic reading and writing skills.
According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria currently has 13.2 million out of school children and has the most out of school children in the world. Makoko is a 200 year old water community in Lagos,Nigeria where families live on water in abject poverty, with thousands of children out of school. In 2018, we started building relationships with the residents and youth in Makoko and since then all they've kept asking for has been education for the children and their community.
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. It is not beyond our power to create a world in which all children have access to a good education. Those who do not believe this have small imaginations.” - Nelson Mandela
We believe it is within our power to create a world in which all children in Makoko have access to a good quality education. The power of education extends beyond the development of skills we need for economic success, it can contribute to nation-building and reconciliation. Rather than having hundreds of children faces on a website, what if we gave you the opportunity to be selected by a child who needs your help the most. Our new program "Selected" allows you to be part of a life changing role by bringing quality education to Makoko, by giving you the opportunity to be selected as an investor by a child who needs your investment the most. This way we can give the children power to select who invests in them, their education and their future.
With an investment of $42 a month you can play a life changing role and completely transform the trajectory of a young child in Makoko. Please upload your photo as you give so we can print them out and have the child choose at our Selection party!
Thank you for your generosity, we appreciate you and God bless you.
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If you're not able to invest in a child but would still like to give to education in Makoko please give via this link. https://givebutter.com/makoko