when a family was asked to contribute to a school for orphans in Zambia. Knowing that their financial sponsorship had a life-altering impact on 400 additional out-of-school children in the area was a powerful incentive to sponsor additional projects. The first projects in 2016 & 2017 were eye-opening about local communities that were desirous and capable of taking care of their own educational needs, but simply lacked government financial assistance for classrooms.
By 2018 the family had participated in 5 different school projects in 4 African countries. In 2019, a generous donation for the children of Africa from a family friend inspired them to create Coafrica, a public charity dedicated to expanding classroom construction opportunities. As of 2021, 16 classroom block projects in 5 different countries have been completed. Thousands of children have benefited from these classrooms, both out-of-school children and those needing safe, adequate classrooms. Without question, these classrooms will impact thousands more.