At the Dawn of 2016, the 2015 NYU Award for Humanitarianism Recognizes “Extraordinary” Work Done By The Children of Lavie, Its Donors & Its Board. Click HERE for full story.


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What We Do

We are a grassroots organization with a singular mission: plant the seeds of change by helping children, who otherwise would not be able to complete or get an education, to fulfill their dream of learning to read and write.

What we do lies in transforming lives from the ground up. As a catalyst for change, education is the tool for that transformation. We are committed to providing financial assistance to allow children to get the education they long for. When you donate you not only take the lead to help affect change. You are helping to lay the first powerful stone of a self-reinforcing cycle aimed at transforming lives from the ground up – all this at a surprisingly small cost, $10 per child for one year.

Who We Help

My name is Akouvi
My name is... Akouvi
In the streets I'm only Potential
In the streets I'm only... Potential
In school it may be Realized
In school it may be... Realized
I deserve Education
I deserve... Education

Why You Should Get Involved

More than 47% of the world's poorest live in sub-saharan Africa


Today, more than 47% of the world’s poorest living on less than $1.25 a day are found in sub-Saharan Africa alone.


Of 3 children playing on a footpath of remote African villages such as Lavié, 2 cannot read or write.
42% school dropout rate in sub-saharan africa.


Sub-Saharan African primary school children have 42% dropout rate, the world’s highest.
– UNESCO’s Global Education Digest, 2012
55% may never enter school


Of all the sub-Saharan African out-of-school children, 55% may never enter school. – UNESCO, Global Education Digest, 2012
More than 70% of people in some African countries cannot read or write


More than 70% of people in some African countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger cannot read or write. – the CIA’s world factbook 
More than 50% of the world's out-of-school children are in sub-saharan Africa


According to UNESCO’s 2012 Global Education Digerst, more than 50% of the world’s out-of-school children are in sub-Saharan Africa alone.

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