WHY THIS MATTERS
In communities where FH works, schools are vastly overcrowded, with as many as 80 children per classroom. School days are compressed into only a few hours because students have to attend in shifts. When more classrooms are available, shifts are eliminated and the school-day extended.
Students with access to quality education have more opportunities to rise out of poverty. When students have expanded school days, they are able to spend more time studying subjects in depth and devoting more attention to academics. Over-worked teachers are able to decrease their class size and dedicate more time to each individual student. Students are more likely to excel academically when they have access to a well-equipped classroom.