Across rural Kenya, many children have to choose between getting an education and being safe. Without classrooms, they are forced to study under trees, in all weather. They are exposed to the elements, distracted, and unable to learn. For those who do have some shelter, it is often unstable, with holes in the ceiling that let the rain in, leaving children cold and wet, and ruining their work.
These conditions can be so bad that children are forced to drop out of school.
We believe that no child should be forced to study outside, or in a dangerous environment. With access to a good education, children can escape poverty.