A simple system based on research, sustainability, and measured growth.
Each box contains a curated selection of items. What goes in is directly informed by the research and conversations with children, families, and leaders in each community. Contents range from food items, school supplies, and personal hygiene items.
Why We Do It
Resources considered essential for achieving and maintaining physical well-being are considered basic needs. They are found in the “Physiological Needs” of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
Some of the greatest barriers to education aren't a lack of pencils and schoolbooks, it's an empty stomach distracting you from your lessons, or the embarrassment of showing up to class dirty. Echo aims to break down these barriers by providing food and personal hygiene supplies in addition to school books and school fees.
Instead of assuming what families and children need, we ask. This ensures that what we provide will actually make a difference.
There’s no question that children with proper education are able to provide better futures for themselves and those around them. In turn, this can raise spirits, inspire others, and boost the local economy – all creating an echo of hope.