Breaking Ground 2014

Oct 27 - Nov 23

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Breaking Ground 2014 is raising $240,000 to provide 2 years of excellent education for 9 classes of 30 children in the Many Hopes school. At capacity the school will provide excellent education for 900 children and be 100% sustainable. We just need you to get it started. 100% of funds will be used for the school.
How many days of school will you raise or buy?
Get Involvedstart my campaign together we’ve raised $253,465 of $240,000

    Year 1: 2028 College Freshmen

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    						        	Grade 1						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313
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    						        	Grade 1						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313
  • 
    					      		
    					      		
    						        	Grade 1						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313
  • Year 2: 2029 College Freshmen

  • 
    					      		
    					      		
    						        	Grade 1						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313
  • 
    					      		
    					      		
    						        	Grade 1						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313
  • 
    					      		
    					      		
    						        	Grade 1						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313
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    						        	Grade 2						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313
  • 
    					      		
    					      		
    						        	Grade 2						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313
  • 
    					      		
    					      		
    						        	Grade 2						        							          		Funded!
    						        						      		
    					      		
    					      								      			$26,313					      			raised
    30 students: $26,313

why this
school?

  • The Problem

    A child's options are either expensive private schools or overcrowded public schools. Poor children can't access education and so become poor adults.

  • The Solution

    We educate children from poverty with children from privilege so they grow up understanding each other’s realities and can defeat poverty by leading differently from their parents' generation.

  • Philosophy

    Children from privilege are exposed to poverty. Children from poverty can influence privilege. Unlike traditional Kenyan schools, our ‘best in class’ curriculum teaches principles and concepts and problem solving, equipping students to think and influence.

  • Sustainability

    Fee paying students from influential families mean that at capacity the school will generate a profit of $200,000 per year. We just need you to get it started.

Why this school
  • ` image description 1 in 5 In sub-Saharan Africa fewer than 1 in 5 girls attend secondary school.
  • image description 10-20% An extra year of primary education boosts a girl's eventual wages by 10-20%
  • image description 171m If all children in low-income countries left school with even basic reading skills 171m people could be lifted out of poverty

past
to
present

slideshow image description image description Girls in our first four homes

Breaking Ground is our biggest campaign of the year, and you have made it bigger every year. Here’s what past campaigns have done:

2014

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click for an early walkthrough of the school site
currently106%funded
2010 and 2011 built the school.

This year we will run it for two years by hiring teachers and beginning the journey to college for children who would never otherwise access school.

100% of your gift will go to
educating the first 9 classrooms
of 30 girls and boys

how your
money will
help

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  • 1 Teachers

    We will hire the best local teachers who embrace our curriculum of 'teaching children to think'.

  • 2 Materials

    Educational materials that make school fun and powerful.

  • 3 College

    We refer to each of our classes by what year they will enter college.

  • 4 Strategy

    Children from poverty will grow up as peers of children from influence. In 20-30 years they will together have the understanding and networks needed to defeat the causes of poverty around them.

Get them to school by buying days of excellent education

How many days of excellent education will you (and your team?) provide?

  • Days of excellent education

    Per child:

    One day of excellent education for one child costs: $4.36
    One week: $22
    One month: $88
    One semester: $292
    One year (3 semesters): $877

  • Days of excellent education

    Per class (of 30 students):

    One day of excellent education for one class of 30 costs: $131
    One week: $660
    One month: $2,640
    One semester: $8,760
    One year (3 semesters): $26,280

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What you get

if you raise or donate...
  • We will report back
    to you in 6 Months

    with video and pictures from one of your classrooms

  • We will report back
    to you in 12 Months

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$10,000

Trip to Kenya

Raise $10,000 (either you or you and your team) and we'll take you, or you as team captain, to Kenya to see for yourself.

    

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    all proceeds went towards their team goal!

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