Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.)

On 6 May, four boys work at a shared desk meant for two students, in an overcrowded classroom in Dixin Centre 2 Primary School in Conakry, the capital of Guinea.

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A Simple Desk Can Make All the Difference 

Every day, millions of children across Africa struggle to learn while sitting on the floor or on the ground. Giving them a desk, where they can write and learn, is the first step toward keeping eager young students in school.

In Malawi, around 62 percent of students do not have a desk or chair. The Kids in Need of Desks (K.I.N.D.) campaign, launched by the UNICEF USA and MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, aims to change that by delivering desks to hundreds of schools. K.I.N.D. also provides secondary school scholarships to Malawian girls most in danger of missing out on an education.

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