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Education is one of the greatest gifts you can give. It enables children to turn their natural curiosity about the world into the foundation of a better future, and helps adults build that future for themselves, their families and their communities.

But in many parts of the world, lack of educational opportunities condemn children and adults alike to a cycle of poverty. Decades of worldwide initiatives to improve global education have made considerable progress, but that progress has slowed in recent years, and education charities like Humanity First USA need more help than ever.

The State of Global Education

While the majority of the world’s children receive education, the opportunity is far from universal. According to UNESCO, “263 million children, adolescents and youth worldwide (or one in every five) are out of school – a figure that has barely changed over the past five years.” That includes 63 million primary school children — 9% of children between the ages of 6 and 11.

Lack of educational opportunity is particularly severe in Sub-Saharan Africa, where one third of children and teens are not in school. Girls are even more likely to be denied an education, with 123 girls out of school for every 100 boys.

How Humanity First is Helping

Humanity First is advancing global education in the communities that need it most. Through the Knowledge for Life Program, Humanity First has created schools and upgraded existing schools, creating science and IT labs and libraries.

Currently, we operate a total of 9 schools, including six schools in Mali serving nearly 1,400 enrolled students, along with schools in Guatemala, Haiti and Tanzania.

We also do invaluable education charity work right here in the United States. The Our Kids Our Future Initiative collaborates with underserved schools to provide better learning opportunities for impoverished communities.

A Global Education Charity With Results

Humanity First has helped thousands of children gain an education, making a meaningful difference in the state of global education. Our programs are particularly important in isolated communities, some of which totally lacked educational opportunities previously.

Before we built Bilal Primary School, our first school in Mali, only one woman in the remote village of Soruntiguila had had an education — and only through sixth grade. Now, the school has hundreds of children enrolled from surrounding villages, and many of our students have gone on to attend middle and high school.

All in all, our Knowledge for Life education charity program helped over 12,000 children learn since 2016. And we’re still growing. Every year, we’re building new schools, improving educational facilities, and bringing local educators and international volunteers to inspire children, with the help of people like you.


Opening our first school in Mali was a major milestone for Humanity First USA. But for the children of Soruntiguila and the surrounding villages, Bilal Primary School was much more….


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of Sub Saharan Children are not in school


Students Served since 2016


a month to educate a child