You have made it possible for the Tekeshe Foundation to pay the school fees and school uniforms for 48 students in full for the 2011 school year. Thirty pre- school children, two post secondary students, nine secondary school students and seven primary students are the beneficiaries of the school fees and school uniforms.
The post secondary and primary school students were faced with the possibility of dropping out of school next year because they still owed this year’s school fees. You can imagine the pressure these students and their families were under not knowing if they will be able to return to school next year. Life is very difficult for these students. They come from grandparent or women headed households. These families live below the poverty line with their only source of income being subsistence farming. To make matters worse there was a drought again this year.
This Christmas will be very special for these students and their families. You can imagine the joy that filled their hearts when they received the news that their school fees has been paid for in full for the 2011 school year. Education is very important to the students in these rural areas. It is one of the keys for unlocking doors of opportunities for them.
Promoting early childhood development and learning programs is also at the heart of the The Tekeshe Foundation. The early years in children's lives are very crucial. What happens to a child during these early years play an important role in shaping his or her life. Children who receive the best start in life are more likely to succeed in school and to end up as productive members of society. Due to poverty and lack of resources the majority of children in these rural areas are not able to reach their full potential. Without your help these kids would not be able to receive the best start in life.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to you for making it possible for students in these rural areas to acquire an education. Because of your love and caring the future looks bright for them.
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