W.K. Kellogg Foundation Provides Access to Education for Rural Children in Haiti
We are excited to announce that through a $347,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation buildOn will be constructing four three–room schools for more than 1,126 children in rural Haiti.
Each of these four schools will be equipped with a common area for children to play, furniture for all classrooms, both male and female latrines, a bore hole, a hand washing station, and a biodigestor. Two adult facilitators will be trained to implement the buildOn Adult Literacy Program which provides life and literacy skills classes for adults.
“We are honored and incredibly grateful to have the support of the Kellogg Foundation for our work in Haiti” said Jim Ziolkowksi, Founder and CEO of buildOn. “We believe that their investment is a vote of confidence in the buildOn methodology, but more importantly it reflects their faith in the mothers and fathers of Haiti who will unite to actually build these schools! We thank the Kellogg Foundation for their support and look forward to continuing a partnership that will empower the people of Haiti to break the cycle of extreme poverty through quality education.”