Over the last eight years, Acres of Mercy through its learning center has been able to provide education for an average of 150 children from very needy and unstable families each year. This project will enable us to achieve the following: 1. Buy critical school supplies for the children 2. Enable the children to receive medical attention when they need it 3. Support children's learning by paying quality teachers 4. Improve the children's learning environment through necessary renovations
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Misingi Bora is currently a learning centre for 180 at risk children who do not fit in to regular schools due to poverty. 80% of parents/guardians bringing their children to our learning centre earn less than $2 a day. Many have low literacy, which not only impacts their quality of life but also greatly affects family stability. 60% of the parents are single mothers or grand parents with an average 4 children per family and cannot afford to provide basic education to their children
How will this project solve this problem?
Subsidize education to needy children, facilitating their parents to get job skills and decent work. We will continue to reach out to kids that are written off by other schools due to their inability to read. It will help stabilize families because their children will come to school, get a good education and two balanced meals a day. The future of these children and their families will be greatly improved.
Potential Long Term Impact
Provide quality basic education to needy children and total or partial orphans enabling them to transition to other levels of education and not drop out of school. Children will have better chances to improve theirs and their children's health outcomes and life chances. In the 9 years we have served the community through education of needy children, we have witnessed several single parents settling down and focusing on raising their families, due to the support they receive at Acres of Mercy.
Total Funding Received to Date: $850
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $85,400
Total Funding Goal: $86,250