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Schools for Humanity is a 501(c)(3) public charity formed in the summer of 2006 after a group of volunteers traveled to Ethiopia in hopes of building homes for the townspeople of Shashemene. Shashemene represents one of the poorest towns in one of the poorest countries in the world. These volunteers were working with an organization which, at the time, had already successfully constructed over 140 homes for families, providing clean secure shelter where none existed prior. However, there was only one problem. Where homes were built, schools were missing. And so, Schools for Humanity was born.

In Shashemene, SFH volunteers worked with the local population to create a circle of prosperity where education plays a larger role in the townspeople’s lives. Many of the children in Shashemene and throughout Ethiopia have little or no access to quality education. Often, where schools are available, as many as 130 children share a single teacher.
In Mumbai, India, SFH lends financial support to the School on Wheels (SOW) program, operated by Door Step School and the Rotary Club of Bombay Kandivli. SOW operates buses furnished and equipped to be used as mobile classrooms. This project is the flagship of Door Step's attempts to take education to out of school children residing in slums and pavements of South Mumbai. SOW provides essential, non-formal education to these working children between the age group of 4 to 14 years.
In Maharashtra, India, SFH lends financial support to Friends of Children (FOC) a registered non-profit organization that provides assistance to poor, college-ready children to complete their higher education. FOC's objective is to reach out to deserving youth using education as a medium and help them grow as strong individuals with an opportunity for a sustainable livelihood.

Today, hundreds of underpriviledged children benefit from Schools for Humanity's efforts in Ethiopia and India. Going forward, SFH is committed to improving lives by bringing free 21st century education to wherever the need exists.

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