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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

KIND Fund student makes it to college

KIND Fund student makes it to college

12/06/18 11:00PM

Tiffany Kapanda, a KIND Fund scholarship recipient, is now in her first year at Chancellor College in Malawi where she told Lawrence what it’s like to be a role model for other girls. Lastworddesks.msnbc.com watch

A big ‘Zikomo’ as Kids In Need of Desks crosses milestone

A big ‘Zikomo’ as Kids In Need of Desks crosses milestone

12/05/18 11:02PM

Kids in Need of Desks is a partnership that Lawrence O’Donnell started with MSNBC and UNICEF to build desks in factories in Malawi and deliver them to schools. In 8 years, viewer generosity has delivered desks to 830,000 kids in Malawi but there is still a long way to go even as the total raised passes $18 Million. watch

Record Breaking KIND Fund Update

Record Breaking KIND Fund Update

11/28/18 11:10PM

On Giving Tuesday, tweets poured in about your generous contributions to the KIND Fund. Lawrence thanks Last Word viewers for their record breaking donations to KIND. watch

Help students in Malawi this #GivingTuesday

Help students in Malawi this #GivingTuesday

11/27/18 11:34PM

Lawrence created the KIND Fund, Kids In Need of Desks, to provide desks and scholarships to students in Malawi. Learn how you can make a difference in these children’s lives on Giving Tuesday here: lastworddesks.msnbc.com watch

#GivingTuesday: Support the KIND Fund

#GivingTuesday: Support the KIND Fund

11/26/18 10:58PM

For the fifth year in a row, MSNBC is the signature media partner for #GivingTuesday. Lawrence explains why you should lend your support to the KIND Fund- Kids In Need of Desks. Learn more at lastworddesks.msnbc.com. watch

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

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