Today was an early start. We wanted to catch up with as many of our other sponsored kids as possible - those in schools other than Bunga Hill and Light High. They are all in different schools for various reasons. Sometimes those schools are closer to home so their parents are happier for them to attend. Other times the child is happier there so they are doing better in class. We have one girl boarding in a different primary school, as the boarding was less expensive, and being a boarder was the only way to guarantee schooling for her, as otherwise her parents would always bring her home to do work around the house.
As previously, we travelled with a car full of pads and undies!
Next stop: Bethel High School to see Pauline (one of the kids we sponsor personally)
Dusty roads, "jam" (traffic), cows, butchers, did I mention DUST!?
Next stop: SW Winyi Nursery and Primary. Trezzy (Tereza) attends here as a boarder. She started school as a day student but her parents kept bringing her home to work. She was desperate for an education and a chance for a different future. We offered boarding, and fortunately her parents agreed!
Finally onto see Meshache, before heading off for a much needed lunch before meeting our mothers!
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!