2023 Project Story: Kenya Kisumu

In 2019, Bill and Melinda Gates wrote a letter about some of the biggest surprises they have seen in Africa, many of which HumanitarianXP has also discovered:

“The world keeps getting older, but Africa stays (nearly) the same age. In every part of the world, people are living longer. As more children survive to adulthood, women are having fewer kids than ever before… except in Africa. The median age there is just 18. In North America, it is 35. If sub-Saharan Africa commits to investing in its young people, the region could double its share of the global labor force by 2050, unlocking a better life for hundreds of millions of people.”

HumanitarianXP Builders will be working in Kisumu, Kenya to help improve the educational system. There are many local schools that need assistance. High enrollments, poor government funding, insufficient physical facilities and overcrowded classrooms with inadequate teaching and learning resource materials are some of the challenges that schools in Kisumu currently face. These challenges create a heavy workload for teachers due to understaffing.

This summer, HXP Builders will transform the educational opportunities for one of the many communities in Kisumu. The Okok primary school in Kisumu has almost 1200 students and many times must turn away students due to lack of space and resources. We will be building additional classrooms and a bathroom which will be used by all at the school.

Source: Gates Foundation