Why Build Educational Facilities?

Developing nations face a number of hurdles in their journey from poverty and dependence on foreign aid through to self-reliance and economic and governmental stability. Access to education for the next generation is a major key to progress, and while figures indicate steadily rising percentages of children in primary school worldwide, it’s also clear Sub-Saharan Africa is drastically lagging behind the rest of the world.

Lack of resources has been identified as a major barrier to keeping up with the demand for education. Many established schools suffer from a dramatic lack of classroom space – seriously affecting their ability to teach as many kids as possible. 

be* works to provide ‘bricks and mortar’ classrooms and facilities which enables the school to focus on teaching.

16%

OF KENYAN CHILDREN OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AGE DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL*

ONLY 41%

OF PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN TANZANIA WILL BE ABLE TO TRANSITION ON TO SECONDARY EDUCATION*

YOU’LL FIND 73

PUPILS IN AN AVERAGE CLASS IN UGANDA**

*UNESCO Global Education Digest 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2012.

**Nannyonjo, Harriet. World Bank Working Paper No. 98. “Education Inputs in Uganda: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Learning Achievement in Grade Six.” The World Bank. 2007.  Retrieved 25 October 2012.