Eliminating schools under trees in underdeveloped communities


During my school days, I found myself attending classes under trees and makeshifts. This experience has inspired me to contribute to the eradication of such makeshift classrooms.

Unfortunately, the problem still exists today. It’s sad that our children have to learn under trees, where they are distracted and can’t focus.

Today, I invite you to join me in a collective effort to eliminate schools under trees by building a school each year. Our goal is simple: have 1000 people contribute 100€ annually.

The elimination of schools under trees requires coordinated efforts and a series of strategic steps. Here is a proposed list of actions we are undertaking collectively:

Identify Schools in Need:
• Identify schools under trees in underfunded communities.
• List their specific needs, including the required number of classroom blocks, availability of toilets, and access to clean drinking water.

Assess the Student Population:
• Determine the number of students attending each school, categorizing them into Kindergarten, Primary, and Junior Secondary levels.

Community Mobilization:
• Encourage the community to mobilize its members for voluntary contributions, especially in terms of unskilled-voluntary work.
• Educate the local community on the importance of proper educational infrastructure and the detrimental effects of learning under trees, utilizing communication channels such as community meetings, social media, radio, and television.

Form a Dedicated Group or Organization:
• Establish a group or organization with a clear mission to eliminate schools under trees.
• Engage community leaders, parents, teachers, and other stakeholders to garner support for the cause.

Conduct Comprehensive Assessments:
• Conduct a thorough assessment of schools under trees, identifying their locations and current conditions to prioritize action steps.

Fundraising and Outreach:
• Organize fundraising events, campaigns, and outreach programs to gather financial resources.
• Seek support from local businesses, philanthropists, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Collaborate and Form Partnerships:
• Collaborate with NGOs, government agencies, and educational institutions to develop partnerships for expertise, resources, and assistance.

Advocate for Policy Change:
• Engage with policymakers and education authorities to advocate for policies prioritizing education infrastructure.
• Lobby for the allocation of funds for proper school buildings.

Community Involvement:
• Involve parents and community members in decision-making processes to instill a sense of ownership and responsibility for their children's education.

Construction and Training:
• Plan and execute the construction of suitable school buildings, involving architects and engineers for safe and well-equipped classrooms.
• Provide training and professional development for teachers in the newly constructed schools.

Monitoring and Evaluation:
• Establish a monitoring and evaluation system to assess the impact of interventions.
• Regularly evaluate the quality of education, attendance, and overall well-being of students in the newly constructed schools.

Regular maintenance:
. This is crucial for the sustainability and longevity of the schools. It ensures the safety of students, prevents deterioration of the building, and promotes a conducive learning environment. By investing in maintenance, we can empower these communities with quality education for generations to come.

To realize our vision of eliminating schools under trees, we invite like-minded individuals to join our cause. Please stay connected through our:

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Desmond John Beddy