At the start of this academic year, a second teacher was employed at Elsa Primary School, allowing student numbers to increase from thirty to forty. As well, we began providing nutrition for students on a daily instead of weekly basis.
Of course, this greatly increased our operational costs and we needed to find new ways of fund raising. As a result of your very generous support during the June Accelerator Challenge, we are now a Global Giving Permanent Partner. This will go a long way to ensuring the school's longevity, especially from the matched donations Global Giving offers on Reward Days.
The cost of providing daily nutrition for students is expensive, nearly fifty percent of our monthly budget. However, it is an important factor in encouraging students from homes where there is no culture of education to attend school. At home, they don't have the opportunity to eat some of the food items we provide, e.g. milk and eggs. The students very much enjoy this daily food - an enhancement to their educational experience.
Thank you once again for your wonderful support which is having a very positive impact on the lives of these students!