Every day, there are 1,044 children born in rural Egypt who will never learn to read or write. Thanks to you, this weekend we donated $80,000 to help change that.

The Goal

In collaboration with UNESCO prize-winning NGO Misr El-Kheir, we raised $80,000 to rebuild and fund the operations of two decommissioned schools in the towns of El Lebeidy and Al Mashhour.

Every dollar spent in-store and on kotn.com from Friday to Monday was donated, hitting our max of $80,000.

The Problem

Though literacy rates are on the rise, half a million Egyptian children still lack access to education. Young boys turning to work for their families, and young girls often resorting to early marriage to ease their family’s financial burden.

1/5

existing schools in Egypt are unfit for use.

25%

of rural Egyptians are
 unable to read or write.

2:1

female-to-male

illiteracy rate.

The Plan

Step 1: Raise funds.

Every dollar you spend online and in-store from now until Monday, will directly fund our schools.

Step 2: Build schools.

Employing the local community, we will rebuild two schools from the ground up.

Step 3: Train & supply.

We’ll source and train local teachers, and supply students with everything they need to succeed.

The Vision

We’re funding the building and operations of 50 schools by 2025 in support of the UN’s sustainable development goals: poverty alleviation, quality education, and gender equality.

Here’s where you came in.

From Friday through Monday, you contributed to the campaign by shopping the collection, sharing with friends, and donating what you could. Now, two new schools will be built for 80 children ages 6-14 who will be enrolling next year for the first time ever.

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Straight Leg Crop Pant in Black Straight Leg Crop Pant in Black
Longsleeve Dress in Dark Pomegranate Longsleeve Dress in Dark Pomegranate
Jersey Skirt in Black Jersey Skirt in Black
Scoop Neck Dress in Navy Scoop Neck Dress in Navy
Culotte Sweatpant in Oat Melange Culotte Sweatpant in Oat Melange
Piqué T-shirt in White Piqué T-shirt in White
90s Sweatshirt in Poppy 90s Sweatshirt in Poppy
Turtleneck in Black Turtleneck in Black
Straight Leg Sweatpant in Black Straight Leg Sweatpant in Black
Longsleeve Henley in Heather Grey Longsleeve Henley in Heather Grey
Essential Sweatpant in Navy Essential Sweatpant in Navy
Box-cut T-shirt in Poppy Box-cut T-shirt in Poppy
Longsleeve Piqué in Deep Sea Longsleeve Piqué in Deep Sea
Piqué Button-up in Navy Piqué Button-up in Navy
Henley T-shirt in Alabaster Henley T-shirt in Alabaster

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