1. What we do
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  3. Build a school

Build a school

Build Africa: A story about problem solving

Since 2004, our Build a School project has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of children across rural Africa.

Our powerful approach has now evolved to help build entire groups of schools, giving more children the vital support they deserve. If you value education and want to do something incredible, help us transform a community.

Contact us to help change lives

Build Africa works with government and community schools which are already in existence, allowing our approach to be sustainable and community-led. We take time to understand the needs of each community and build long-term relationships to create lasting change. We address the needs of children at home, at school and in the community to give them the education they deserve.

We’re committed to removing the barriers that prevent children accessing high-quality education. And, with your support, we can achieve this.

Our unique approach

Build Africa has developed an effective way of working with schools in community clusters rather than focusing on individual schools.

We want as much of your donation to reach as many children as possible, however traditional methods of supporting a single school at a time can often be costly and inefficient. We also know that developing an isolated school can even lead to problems such as overcrowding as parents move their children from unsupported schools in the same area – meaning more pressure on teachers and resources.

Instead, by working with small groups of schools simultaneously, you can help us reach entire communities and transform education for a more sustainable and brighter future for children.