Desk for Children
Program (DCP)

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom

- George Washington Carver

A Shocking Revelation

The literacy rates are steadily growing in the rural areas of Africa. Yet, the majority of the students are studying in less than favorable conditions. Many children study in roofless classrooms that have bare minimum school supplies. The scarcity of school supplies or classroom supplies in Africa is common. Even the ones inside a classroom study under shabby conditions. They are stuffed like chickens inside a coop with no space to move. The worst part is that most of them are found sitting on the floor as the notion of desks and chairs is still deemed a luxury in the small schools that cater to these young minds.

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Can you imagine learning in these conditions?

Probably not! The mere setup of a classroom is based on neat rows of desks and workstations for the children. So that they can read, write and learn without any hindrance. But this remains to be a dream for thousands of pupils trying to seek and education in Africa.

Come switch on the beacon of light in these dusty spaces and dim lit classrooms!

Our Mission​

Orphan Life Foundation hopes to transform this scene. We want to see a classroom filled with laughter, books and desks making our child literacy project a reality. So that these bright, eager children get the best education possible that too in conditions that meet normal standards of an educational institute.

Our Plan

Desk for Children is a collaborative effort between Orphan Life Foundation and other NGOs. We aim to collect sufficient funds via fundraisers, online charity campaigns and sheer goodwill. The money will then be used in school maintenance funds. The primary focus will obviously be on the desks which ultimately pave a clear route for our child literacy programs.

One desk+ One student = Better education

On the surface, the size Desk for Children program might seem ordinary. What good could a mere piece of furniture do? The answer is plenty!

The children living in rural areas and villages aren’t exactly encouraged to go to school. And the unpleasant setting of a ‘desk-less’ classroom doesn’t inspire them to study either.

That’s because they find themselves sitting on hard floors, crouching at weird angles to write and wrestling for space with their classmates.

How can they then study? Ultimately, the lack of a desk makes it easier for these children to drop out of the education system.

Project Forecast

Our initial progress started out steadily with approximately 450 desks. But over the years the interest is gradually diminishing. We are in desperate need of a breakthrough for this program. That’s why our new target is only set for 500 desks for two of the schools under our supervision. Even a couple of hundreds desks can restore the faith of thousands of students who try to study in makeshift classrooms. and who are the future of learning resources Africa.

2011-2015

450 Desks

2016-2018

250 Desks

Future Goals

500 Desks

For 2 Schools

Will You Help Us Reach Our Target?

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