Uniforms & Supplies
Providing uniforms and school supplies lies at the heart of our mission to be responsive to the immediate challenges facing impoverished families and communities. This program seeks to remove one of the greatest obstacles to attending public school: students must have uniforms and their own supplies. The cost at approximately $20 per student is out of reach for most families engaged in subsistence farming with too many children at home. Many families must choose just one child to attend school and hope that they can come home and teach the rest. By supplying these children with the things they need for school, we are able to get all the village children in school, not just some.
At the end of every school year, open enrollment begins for the next and our team compiles rosters of students new and old to receive uniforms, books, and supplies. Through alliances with village elders, teachers, and administrators in individual schools, we organize an Opening Day at each of the schools we support to distribute the necessary supplies for students to attend school.
Check out some scenes from our supplies and uniforms distributions!