Millions of children are not in school…

UNESCO reported that 67 million primary school age children were out-of-school in 2021, with over half of these children living in sub-Saharan Africa.  In this region, 20% of all primary school age children, 33% of all lower secondary school age adolescents, and 48% of all upper secondary school age youth remain out of school.  While these percentages are slowly decreasing, the strong population growth means that the absolute number of children out-of-school is actually rising.

According to World Bank estimates, high out-of-school rates and low quality learning outcomes in the region mean that by age ten, only 1 in 10 ten-year old children are able read and understand simple texts.

Learn more about learning poverty [here] and [here].

Street children in Kibera, Kenya.
School children in a small community near Lagos, Nigeria.

What we do

We strive to provide access to quality education and learning materials for all children in need in Africa, regardless of their circumstances.  

We design and run our programs in close partnership with local schools and nonprofit organizations to make sure that our grants and donations make their maximum difference.  We help by providing junior scholarships, learning materials, and supporting health and wellbeing initiatives. 

Learn more about our programs [here].

Catch the latest updates in our blog [here].

Find our 2023 Annual Report [here].

Join us

Join us in our mission to empower children through education!  Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of thousands of children and families in Africa.

Learn more about what you can do to support our work [here].

Or click [here] to donate directly.

We believe that education opens many doors in life and can help break the cycle of poverty.

Kun & Sjors, Founders of KWES Foundation