We're Excited!!! Why?...
We are so incredibly excited to report that Better Family Foundation has sponsored a total of 18 children for the 2012-2013 academic school year!
How it was done....
Better Family Foundation first worked with the delegates of Basic and Secondary education to talk with principals and headmasters to identify the most marginalized children in their school. The response was overwhelming. BFF received over 250 names. At that moment in time we had not a single franc CFA to see the project come to life. We posted it to the wonderful audience of Global Giving and have come so far!
Who was sponsored?...
We sent 11 primary level school children to school under full sponsorship and 7 secondary level students under partial sponsorship. We are very exited about this outcome. While our original goal was 20 student we are satisfied with the 18 seeing this was a pilot project because we anticipated the many in-field difficulties. All of the primary students were fully sponsored-- meaning we provided them with tuition fees, one uniform and the necessary textbooks. The children were ecstatic. One of the primary children was lucky to have a 'direct sponsor'-- this is where our donors indicate who they would like to sponsor directly. This enabled Marbel to receive a few bonus items seeing she was allocted more money by this specific donor. We were even able to save money for the following school year to be sure she will enroll.
As for the secondary students-- we gave 7 students tuition fees. Tuition fees for secondary school is 10 times that of primary. This is why we were only able to provide the limited assistance-- at the time of disbursement the funds were not yet there. So, we decided it is better to sponsor who we can and begin saving funds for the following year. This is exactly what we've done--and now we're well on our way to securing funding for many more smiling children.
Unfortunately, our internet has been too slow to upload photos--but we were in the city recently and were able upload some to our webpage: http://bffoundation.webs.com/apps/photos/
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