The headteacher of our local rural school retired this year and unfortunately we couldn't do a big send off due to the school has been forced closed under government COVID-19 regulations. In September we got the green light to re-open the school and welcomed our new Headteacher, who was taken back by the support of our project. After we got the news schools can re-open we suspended our food parcel drive and worked with the new head to get the shopping delivered to the school and our program restarted feeding the students at the school on the 20th September.
It's good to be back and the new head forwarded us letter (attached) from the students and added a personal thank you as below that she wanted us to pass on to you, our donors....
"On behalf of our Primary School learners, staff and parents, I would like to express our sincere gratitude for the food provisions. The aid you have given to our learners has assisted very much in boosting our school enrollment. Learners are now able to stay for afternoon lessons as they will have had something for the day.
Above all, this will facilitate a good pass rate. Your generosity has gone a great stride in alleviating the challenges faced by the community. Most parents are not employed, and the employed are not gainfully so.
Attached are the letters from the learners themselves.
We wish you all the best in your endeavours
We are excited to be back in the school and our cooks are busy in the Kitchen, it is easier for us to ensure all children are fed daily at the school rather than the home food parcels we funded during lockdown. Our funds are getting low but we have managed to purchase enough food for September, October and November and so now we kick off our fundraising for December and next year. Every donation made is really making a difference and we thank you for being apart of this amazing project! We have also included a link to a video of the children getting their food on the first day back.
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