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Learn more about the program Kids In Need of Desks

11/26/13 12:15PM

Millions of students in Africa spend their days packed into tiny classrooms, sitting on dirt floors for hours at a time. Giving them the most basic tools--a place to sit, read and write--could help them achieve a better education and a brighter future. The MSNBC community is working to make that a reality. read more

K.I.N.D. Fund hits major fundraising milestone

K.I.N.D. Fund hits major fundraising milestone

12/15/17 11:18PM

Lawrence O'Donnell makes a big announcement about Kids in Need of Desks, which provides desks and scholarships to students in Malawi thanks to contributions from our MSNBC viewers, and shares an update about aspiring doctor Maureen. watch

Making a difference in Malawi, one wooden desk at a time

11/28/17 02:34PM

I started the KIND Fund when MSNBC launched The Last Word in 2010 because I wanted the show to be more than just talk.  I wanted to do something good, something important that I could not do without the show.   I decided to bring the story of life in African schools to my audience and offer MSNBC viewers a chance to help. On my first trip to... read more

An easy way to give on #GivingTuesday

An easy way to give on #GivingTuesday

11/27/17 11:23PM

For the 4th year in a row, MSNBC is the signature media partner for #GivingTuesday and The Last Word is making that easy for you with the #KIND Fund; Kids In Need of Desks. Check out lastworddesks.msnbc.com. watch

KIND Fund Christmas donations bring 'new...

KIND Fund Christmas donations bring 'new hope'

12/27/16 10:55PM

Last week we heard from Tamandani Khuphuki, a 17-year-old K.I.N.D. Fund scholarship recipient, and she inspired more Christmas holiday giving than ever before. Lawrence shares a new fundraising record for Kids in Need of Desks. watch

KIND recipient: I’d be married with kids...

KIND recipient: I’d be married with kids without scholarship

12/22/16 10:53PM

17-year-old Tamandani Khuphuki wants to be a nurse and says that without a KIND Fund scholarship, she’d probably be married with kids - just like her friends who dropped out of school because of the cost. Lawrence tells you how you can contribute to the KIND Fund. watch

Donors set politics aside for K.I.N.D. Fund

Donors set politics aside for K.I.N.D. Fund

12/07/16 10:54PM

In this post-election holiday season, some are deciding to set politics aside help the K.I.N.D. Fund for Kids In Need of Desks in the African nation of Malawi where most school students sit on the floor. watch

America has a new favorite poet

America has a new favorite poet

12/02/16 10:53PM

On #GivingTuesday, we met KIND Fund scholarship recipient Joyce Chisale, who is a poet and wants to be a doctor. Lawrence shares some of his favorite reactions to her poem “Little by Little” and explains what Joyce teaches all of us. watch

In difficult times, we turn to our poets

In difficult times, we turn to our poets

11/29/16 10:54PM

For #GivingTuesday, Lawrence talks with Joyce Chisale, one of the girls in Malawi who received a KIND scholarship to finish high school and wants to be a doctor. She explains what the scholarship means to her. Also a poet, she recites her poem, "Little by Little." watch

Donald Trump's donation to the KIND Fund

Donald Trump's donation to the KIND Fund

01/13/16 10:52PM

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains the note he got from Donald Trump, including a generous donation to the KIND Fund. And while he can't accept any donation from a presidential candidate, the dollar amount will still find its way to the kids in Malawi who need it. watch

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