To maintain the high education quality and to welcome the boarding students, ESMABAMA must now, due to COVID19 and local situation, bear higher costs for meeting the boarding schools' needs. To solve this situation ESMABAMA and this project must buy monthly for the poor 1.600 boarding students : 23,2 T of cereals, 3 T of beans, 2 300 L of Edible oil, 464 Kg of salt and 2,3 T of sugar and various hygiene material to maintain the cleanliness of the 4 boarding schools in 3 rural districts.
Education is a challenge in Mozambique particularly in the rural area, moreover for the young girls. The literacy rate in Mozambique is only 56% (2015), for the boys/men (70%) and girls/woman (43%). In four extensive localities of Sofala Province (Chibabava, Buzi and Machanga districts), ESMABAMA make enable boarding schools for more than 1.600 students with 45% of girls and 5% of children with disability. Currently each student pay 2$/month while the real cost is 20$/month for the basic needs.
To maintain the high education quality and to welcome the boarding students, ESMABAMA must now bear higher costs for meeting the boarding schools' needs. To solve this situation ESMABAMA must buy monthly for all boarding schools : 23,2 T of cereals, 3 T of beans, 2 300 L of oil, 464 Kg of salt and 2,3 T of sugar and various hygiene material to maintain the cleanliness in the bedrooms, refectory, bathrooms, study room. The project will solve the needs for the next 6 months during the COVID19.
ESMABAMA has a strong partnership with the Mozambican Government which guarantee 90% of the human resources in the schools and boarding schools. The government also provides the main part of the schoolbooks. As the boarding students pay only 10,5% of their basic needs, ESMABAMA counts on the support of some partners which decided to help the children in its schools. During the next months (rainy season), ESMABAMA will try to improve his agricultural capacity producing the main needs of corn.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).