After the first step is completed – meaning that we have received a completed Project Assessment Form from a motivated community – our second step is Approval!

Local Project Coordinators ensure that the project will meet community needs and Coafrica’s parameters.  Through various community meetings and interviews, our local Project Coordinators make sure that we are addressing a real need for additional classroom space in the community. 

There are many different African education scenarios that we try to address, including:

Classes held “Under the Trees”

Chilima Primary School, Malawi

Classes meeting in makeshift, community-built structures

CEG Soyo, Benin

Overcrowded Classrooms

Kabuthu Primary School, Malawi

Dilapidated Classrooms

The Project Assessment Forms are reviewed carefully by the board and scrutinized for level of need, use of new classroom space, potential increased enrollment, number of students impacted, community contribution and NGO coalitions.  Once our PAF Board Committee has reviewed each PAF, they are presented to the board for approval.

We deeply appreciate all the work each of our project coordinators do when selecting projects to present to Coafrica.  We also acknowledge the immense importance of the community and their involvement in the entire process. We couldn’t do it without you!