Why Build a School in Malawi?

“I’ve pushed myself in ways you can’t even imagine, but at the end when you see the smiles on the kids faces – no matter how much pain because of how much you’re working – it just feels good to see them smile.”

Shateka, a high school student from Bridgeport, CT, recently traveled with buildOn to Malawi to build a primary school and help bring access to education to an entire village. Her story captures the essence of the buildOn Trek for Knowledge experience. Watch:

This video was created by Midwest Board Member Ryan Richert, who is traveling the globe with buildOn to capture the incredible stories of the staff, students, volunteers and villagers committed to ending the global education crisis. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you the stories Ryan captures from the field. For more, watch his stories from Nicaragua: A Community’s Incredible Commitment to Education and buildOn Helps First-Year Teacher Succeed.