Children from poor families often miss out an education that could change their lives because their parents cannot afford a school uniform. It can take so little to change someone’s life!
School learning supplies cost around $4 per child. This consists of two notebooks, a ruler, two pens, a pencil and rubber, and for older children a compass and protractor. You can help 5 children with basic stationery for a year.
Some children live a long distance from the school. Having a bike makes it possible for them to get to school and receive an education.
Every year before the rice crop can be harvested some families run out of food supplies. When this happens, their children come to school hungry. We are looking at long-term solutions to improve food production in the communities, but we don’t want children starving in the short-term. A bag of rice costs $30 and can feed a family for about a month. Our goal is always to have 20 bags of rice set aside for the worst affected families.