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buildOn partners with villages that have historically had no adequate school structure – where students are squeezed into dark and crumbling mud huts, or are taught under trees when the weather permits, or have to walk multiple miles to a neighboring village, or can’t attend a school at all.

Their methodology’s true power resides in the fact that buildOn classrooms are constructed in partnership with the very people who will be benefitting from them.

Before breaking ground on a new school, every member of the partnering community, both men and women, must sign the buildOn Covenant. The Covenant is a solemn promise between buildOn and each village outlining their respective contributions to the project. buildOn contributes the engineering, materials, skilled labor and project supervision. Each village provides the land, local materials such as sand, and the unskilled labor to build the school. Additionally, every village promises to send girls and boys to school in equal numbers.

Once a school is complete, buildOn staff carefully monitor and evaluate its success. If after three years all aspects of the Covenant have been continually upheld, and the community’s daughters have been educated as well its sons, buildOn will return to aid in the construction of a second school. This approach incentivizes success and illustrates to communities the power of teamwork and equality.

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