Together we can provide education for 1,000 kids in {{}}!

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Here's what we are doing

33 of our friends give $3.33 (a latte) a day for 3 months.

33 of our friends give $3.33 (a latte) a day for 3 months.

that adds up to $10,000.

that adds up to $10,000.

we fully fund a schoolhouse in {{}} for 1000 children.

we fully fund a schoolhouse in {{}} for 1000 children.

Collecting your Funds

Your friends' credit cards are charged once per month for 3 months. Once all funds are collected, it's time to match you up with a new schoolhouse project!

Discover your Village

Within 3-6 months of your funds being collected, you'll be given a beautiful website of the community receiving your schoolhouse. It’s regularly updated with photos, videos, and stories, for you to see the impact you've helped make.

See Your Schoolhouse

When your schoolhouse has been built, you'll receive photos of the completed schoolhouse filled with smiling students thanking you for giving them a clean, safe place to learn!

Visit the Kids

These schoolhouses are built to last for decades and you can visit your schoolhouse anytime. You can even help build it if you like. Click here for more details.

Evan and his friends built a schoolhouse and we can too!

Everything is taken care of

Community Integration

The schoolhouse will be built in partnership with local workers using local materials.

Holistic Approach

Free The Children villages includes agriculture, water, sanitation, medical & women's programs.

Teaching Standards

Students learn the prescribed curriculum in their country by professional teachers.

More Than a Schoolhouse

Students learn about finances, gender equality, and empowering life decisions.

The incredible organization that will be carrying out the work is Free The Children. Change Heroes has researched Free The Children in depth and has visited Ecuador and the village that will be receiving our school. They have met Free The Children's administration, looked at their business practices, and reviewed their financial statements. Free the Children are the real deal. Their administrative costs are an obscenely low 10%. They are innovative, business minded, and have built over 650 schools all over the world.Addressing education issues is not only a passion for us, it is a massive part of the Millennium Development Goals, established in the year 2000 by the United Nations.Building this school will give children a clean, bright, safe environment to learn in, instead of the “buildings” typically used in this region are small, dark, and made of mud, dung, and sticks with dirt floors.

Frequently asked questions

Is it a sustainable and holistic approach, and does the community want and need the school? Absolutely. The community receiving your school has invited Free the Children in, and partnered with them to ensure the projects are completely sustainable. There are initiatives employing women, medical services, water and sanitation projects, and food programs in place to ensure this school is set up for success. Who teaches in it and how are they paid? Teachers are paid by the local government and trained to the countries education standards (just like here in North America). Does the implementing partner have a good reputation for results, do they have experience, and how are they rated as an organization? Free the Children has built over 750 school houses and classrooms in all over the world. They have the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator and Charity Watchdog. Their model is proven, and they strive to leave the communities they work in, fully sustainable, after 7 years. Who builds it, how long does it take, and do they use local materials? Local workers are employed to build the schools, and 100% local materials are used. Groups of youth on volunteer trips also help with projects when possible. The average build time is 9-12 months depending on a number of factors (we will keep you posted the whole way along). How much of my money goes to the implementing partner that actually builds the school? After credit card processing fees 90% of your donation goes directly to our implementing charity partners. Change Heroes, the social enterprise that made this fundraiser possible, collects 10% of funds raised to cover it's operational costs. Any profit that Change Heroes makes after paying basic costs are then reinvested in more charitable initiatives. How many children will this serve and how long will it last? Over 1000 children are projected to use your school. It will seat 50 children per year, and though it is built to last for 40+ years, we like to be conservative with our estimates and base our numbers on 20 years. 50 children per year x 20 years = 1000 children. What are the kids learning? They learn the prescribed curriculum in Ecuador, which includes the typical subjects like math, science, geography etc, and they also learn to speak English too. Further to those, they also learn how to prevent diseases like AIDS. They learn about finances, gender equality, and other valuable knowledge that they just cannot learn at home. This is much more than a school. This is a safe place for children to gain the knowledge and skills they need to bring themselves and their families out of poverty. What is Change Heroes, and do they make money on this? Change Heroes is a social enterprise. That means that it is a for-profit business that is in place solely to do social good. 100% of Change Heroes profits are invested in creating charitable initiatives that will benefit people all over the world. How do i know my money is going to get to the ground and not caught up in administration fees? We will show you exactly what is happening with your money at all times. From construction starting, to progress reports, to showing you the finished school, you will see exactly where your money is going and the lives it is changing. When is the trip to see the schools and can i go? Whenever you like. We facilitate trips in November and December each year to see the projects our 'Change Heroes' have funded. You are welcome to come with us, or you can book another time directly through Free the Children's sister company, Me to We. What is the documentary about, and why are you making it? It's about YOU! We are making this documentary to show the world what 33 people can do with $3.33 a day for 3 months, to connect people and cultures, and to create moments in people's lives where they decide to make change… NOW.

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