We ended the 2015/2016 school year in July and closed for two months, but finally opened in September.
Registration started in August and continued until the reopening of school, that is, the 2016/2017 school year in September. We started with nineteen (19) kids, but we now have forty-three (43) children in the school.
Although our fees are low, unemployment and poverty prevent many parents from registering their kids and keeping them in school. Most people face financial difficulty in their lives, which affects their ability to send their children to school. Some parents whose children are sitting at home because of lack of money say they will register them for the second semester, which starts in February next year.
The kids continue to eat every day, as the school continues to receive food ration from WFP – rice, bulgur wheat, beans, oil, etc. in fact, the school has received food twice since we opened. This helps to keep the kids in school, and it also helps to lessen parents’ burden.
We are profoundly grateful to all those who continue to help the kids and the school, especially to David Turner, Lena Marner, Anders Marner and Mary Smith for their unconditional commitment to the kids and the school. They have selflessly stood by us since they learned about the kids and the institution.
Note: We are sorry for the delay in posting regular updates on the school. One of the main reasons is that the school no longer has a camera to take photos of its many activities as it used to happen. The camera that our Swedish sponsors gave us some time ago has spoilt, and it is causing us a very serious impediment.