Sunday, March 25, 2012

School Requirements

The actual school supplies will come from Uganda and be provided
according to the specific school's requirement list.
A 12-year-old boy goes door-to-door selling some rather sad looking carrots to earn money for school fees. Yet earning money for fees is not enough. Children in Uganda are also expected to provide brooms, toilet paper, soap, mops, and an assortment of other items necessary for the general upkeep of the school. Along with those school-related items, children need their own supplies such as composition books, pens, pencils, and the like. Yes, these are only part of a long list of requirements needed before this carrot-selling boy and so many other children like him are allowed to begin.

Often children who are able to pay tuition without the help of sponsorship cannot attend because they’re not able to provide all the requirements. Or sponsors have stretched their budget just to provide for tuition but need a partner to provide requirements so the child can get the benefit they intended. It’s like dangling a carrot in front of the child…attending school is just within reach…but not quite. Will you join together with children like this carrot-selling boy or with tuition sponsors from other organizations who cannot close the gap? We long to be sure the children who are halfway there can finally eat that carrot.

For $25 you can sponsor a durable and cute school bag, made with love by a Surprised by Hope friend, filled with many of the supplies needed to help children start and stay in school, and to focus on learning rather than earning. Click here to find out more about how you can help.