When it comes to bringing hope, there are not many things that are more important than education. This week, we’re pleased to be able to tell you about three small, but significant, things you’ve enabled us to do to bring a little bit of hope.
For many families, not being able to afford school uniforms, is a barrier for their children attending school. In March, our Mothers’ Day appeal raised enough money to get school uniforms made for 30 children. This was more than we expected, because as is the way, if you buy material in bulk, it goes a lot further!
With so many children needing exercise books, it can be hard to know who to help and who not to. The Board of a little bit of HOPE (Uganda) decided that one way to give out a small quantity of exercise books would be as rewards to the highest achievers. This not only benefits a few children, but it gives other children something to aspire towards. The school that received the exercise books was Busolwe Primary School, a school that we are just beginning to build a relationship with.
The Busolwe Community Library is a place where pupils study and teachers come to prepare lessons, from a wide variety of schools. Therefore, we’re helping the library increase their book collection rather than buying textbooks for individual schools. Thanks mostly to the RAG (Raising and Giving) Society of Coventry University; we were able to give £160 to spend on text books. Before buying the books, the library spoke to several schools in the area to purchase core texts.