Education

The primary and secondary school projects are running well although there is an urgent need for more funds. There are a number of heartbreaking stories that area constantly being communicated to our foundation. Take Alex for example, he is around 5 years old and HIV positive, he was left behind by his mother to the care of his grandparents. Grandpa and grandma can hardly walk and live with Alex in an edifice that can barely be called a hut. It is heart-warming and somewhat surprising to see on Alex’s consultation card that he diligently appears every month for his HIV sessions in the KCMC hospital in Mdawi. He is a prime example of a child that belongs in our schooling project. His participation will guarantee him an education and importantly one good meal per day.

Our ambition is to be able to place as many orphans in school as possible, but for this dream to become a reality your help is essential. Please help us achieve our goal for the 2013 school year in which at least five new children will be given a primary school education and five new children will be given secondary school education. Below is an outline of the project’s sponsoring schemes:

We intend to achieve a clearer cooperation with sponsors from other countries. A better coordinated school program will allow the children of Mdawi to prosper and benefit from the resources that are locally being offered. Due to the high rate of drop-outs, the foundation has excelled in monitoring and keeping track of all the students under our surveillance so that the school completion rate is maximized. For the next 5 years the foundation will try to achieve an expansion of the number of children we sponsor each year. For the Primary school we expect to enroll an average of 2 to 5 children and for the secondary school around 4 to 5 students per year.

Primary School
For € 50 per year each sponsored child will receive:

  • 2 school uniforms
  • 2 pairs of shoes
  • socks
  • sweater
  • schoolbag
  • school books
  • pens
  • math set
  • cooking set
  • lunch for 1 year (maize and beans)

Secondary School
For € 280 per year each sponsored child will receive:

  • school tuition
  • school uniforms
  • shoes
  • socks
  • sweater
  • school bag
  • school books
  • pens
  • math set
  • school boarding (meals + stay)

Tailoring and Carpentry Schools

As part of the foundations goal to get all children through proper education both a tailoring and carpentry schools were built in 2003 and 2007. The Tailoring school has allowed for professional education of girls in the field of crafting and has created sustainable independence in adulthood, not to mention it has benefited the local economy due to the fact that the crafts created in the school are being sold by the women who created them.

The Carpentry School was opened in 2007 and has allowed for professional education for boys who have shown passion and dedication to manual and textile work. The school has also created sustainable independence in adulthood