At Sky Is The Limit Children's Centre, we support children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. Here, orphaned and vulnerable children can find a safe home in a caring community and attend the school, which educates 370 pupils who cannot afford to attend local state schools. The school's bamboo classroom walls have been eaten by termites and urgently need to be re-built. The tailoring school employs 7 people and provides skills training and funds to support sustainability for the Centre.
Sky Is The Limit enables orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and social exclusion, to access education and, if necessary, a home within a safe, caring community. Together, we also provide free school meals for all 370 pupils at Sky's school, many of whom would otherwise attend school on an empty stomach. Currently these are funded by grants but the aim is for SITL to become self-sufficient, growing its own food and generating enough income to pay for materials and equipment.
The Chosen Few Tailoring School was set up to provide employment and skills training to young mothers and the graduates of Sky Is The Limit. It makes uniforms for local schools and hotels, for which there is always a market, and has the potential to expand greatly. We aim to purchase 5 new sewing machines and 20 rolls of stock for bulk orders to enable the workshop to increase its profits, and allow Sky Is The Limit to buy essentials and develop its farm, which is currently underutilised.
In the long term the project will help Sky Is The Limit to achieve self-sufficiency, and allow an increased number of children to access the education they need to thrive and support their own children later in life. Upgrading and expanding the tailoring workshop will allow more graduates of the school to find employment, while developing the farm will enable SITL to grow enough food to continue providing the school meals its 370 pupils need in order to be able to study and concentrate properly.