The pre-school is up and running! Director Habiba is making enough income to cover all of her expenses at the school. Parents have recently begun asking for transportation and Habiba is in the process of purchasing a car to address that demand. The newest addition to the program is that extracurricular studies have begun with students coming to study Koran.
Marketing is an ongoing task, but with the help of her community, Business Council for Peace and Globalgiving.com donors, Habiba is thrilled with the exciting progress she has seen since opening in March. Thank you!
Construction of Habiba's day care center has completely finished and on March 20, 2008 the center opened its doors to 8 children with 2 teachers.
As of April 9th, there are 40 children enrolled and Habiba reports, "The time starts from 8:00am to 4:00pm and the students are coming with a very good wishes and happiness, and their parents are very happy that they sent their children to care center and they [want to] make a good future for their children.
Lunch and snacks are prepared daily and right now there are two teachers, one cleaner, one cook and two guards.
A grand opening is planned for this summer, once there are more children enrolled and the weather is nicer. Habiba remains grateful to Bpeace, globalgiving.com and all of her donors and supporters!
The construction is almost complete. All the bathrooms, rooms, hallways, classrooms, the basement, roof, and railing of the school are complete. All the windows, doors, glasses, and plumbing were installed.
Habiba is in the process of registering the school. She received a donation of toys from a school in Alaska. The school is scheduled to open on March 22, the second day of Afghan New Year.
At the moment, Habiba needs money to register and to furnish the school. Currently, Habiba is working with someone who is helping her write proposals to get donations/a loan for the additional money.
In a revised business plan, Habiba now plans to accommodate 500 children...
“The center will accommodate 100 children between 3-6 years and 400 between 7-14 years, including boys and girls of those families whose parents are working out of their houses and need schooling and day-care.”
Habiba is so very grateful for all of the support she's received to date and looks forward to filling the niche of providing affordable childcare and education to local children.
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