When Efe Osayande was six years old, she visited Africa for the first time, and was struck by the poor school infrastructure, and lack of resources she saw in most African schools. She saw overcrowded classrooms with limited resources, school children going to school without backpack, and little or no writing materials, and she witness firsthand as good-hearted teachers who were struggling to provide a quality education for their students. This experience inspired Efe to act and help make a difference in the lives of African school children.
Efe’s experience in Africa was so inspiring that she knew that she had to do something to help these African school children get the education they deserved. She returned home to the United States, and started talking to her siblings, friends, and family about the condition of African school children. With the help of her siblings, starting with their savings of their combined lunch money and their hard faithful decision to break their piggy bank, and with the support of her parents and relatives, Efe decided to start; Kids Helping Hands to help provide resources, school bags and writing materials for African school children.