COFIA begins in a nation where 1 in 4 young people are unable to read,
in a place where many children don’t have access to education. And for those who are lucky enough to make it, going to school doesn’t always mean learning. Without quality education, children become trapped in a cycle of poverty generation after generation.
WHAT WE DO
In Eastern Uganda we a create an environment where learning and teaching thrive
Ensuring all children the opportunity to obtain a quality education. In the United States we connect students to the larger world, empowering young leaders to take action and contribute their voices to the global conversation.
WHAT WE DO
How do you learn to read without a book? How do you write without pen and paper? How do you focus on your times tables without food in your belly? How do you live in a Global society without engaging with the world? The COFIA way is to bring whatever is needed for kids to learn.
There is nothing we accomplish alone.
There is YOU.
There is US.
And there is ALL OF US.
“EVERY CHILD DESERVES A CHAMPION
An adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.”
-Rita Pearson, Educator
WHEN STUDENTS SAY THEY WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD, LISTEN TO THEM.
Our students have done some pretty incredible things to support kids in Uganda, and their ideas keep coming!
Got an idea? We want to know.