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.
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.
1/5existing schools in Egypt are unfit for use.
25%of rural Egyptians are unable to read or write.
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.
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.
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.