The Plan Moo scheme we set up last year has seen its first year of results, with most of the children from one of our communities managing to pay their own way in secondary school with the proceeds from selling milk from their cows. In other communities, utensils were handed out to the children making the step up and they are well on the way in the educational year.
Thanks for everyone's support and Happy New Year
Greetings. Our schools in Ecuador have begun the new scholastic year well, with new children now heading off to secondary school, and previous kids moving up a grade, which is a great achievment. To start fundraising for next year, I will be embarking on a Charity Challenge this weekend in Guatemala, climbing 4 volcanoes in 6 days, so please, if you can, spare a penny or two to help raise funds for such a good cause.
Our ids who we have put through secondary school have finished the educational year with a fine set of results. The Plan Moo scheme, which we are testing in one community, whereby the family receives a cow and the milk and cheese proceeds go towards their children¿'t education, has proven successful, and we plan to role this out into other communities over the next year, purchasing more cows.
As we continue to provide resources for children to move on to secndary school, we are also looking into more plans tomake the communities sustainable in this area, with our cow scheme going strong, further down the line, we are looking into trout farms aswell...a potential income generator for the families.
The children in secondary school are doing well, and recently received positive marks in their inter-term tests...it works!
We have finished our first steps of our new trial project, Plan Moo, whereby we have provided milk producing cows (ie, with young) to members of one community. The idea being, the money made from the sales of the milk goes towards secondary education for years to come. If the pilot proves successful, we will role out Plan Moo in many more communities. The rule is the children must go to school and the calf must be returned to us, to keep the scheme ticking over. Many thanks in advnace.
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