Annual Report 2021 - 2022 | Page 14


Classroom of Hope (COH) is an organisation that provides access to quality education. Our education programs - Building Schools and Block Schools - are implemented by our inspiring best-practice local NGO partners in each country. COH undertakes very strict due diligence when finding the right local partners to ensure specific criteria are met before partnerships are formed.

Each country has specific barriers to education that require unique solutions when it comes to development. Our ‘smartnerships’ model is primarily about finding the right local NGO partners. We listen to our partners to understand what the in-country problems are and how they intend to solve these problems with country-determined solutions to create sustainability. COH supports our NGO partners by funding education projects with solutions that empower the local communities to create change.

This past year saw the expansion of our programs to include building Block Homes using Block modules made from recycled plastic waste. We expanded our programs to include building homes after discovering that over 4000 homes still need rebuilding in Lombok after the damage caused by the 2018 earthquakes. Using Block technology, we can build these homes quickly using sustainable, earthquake-resistant materials.