Great news from The Fresh Start Foundation! - 19/10/2014
I write this update for Pass It On Africa with massive appreciation for providing funding towards The Fresh Start Preschool project that enabled the FSF to welcomed 106 children to start their Preschool education in September 2013. This is one of the charity’s greatest achievements benefitting orphans and other vulnerable children who would have otherwise been on the street and vulnerable to child labour and/or early marriages. The Preschool has already made a significant impact in reducing the low school attainment of vulnerable groups such as girls, whose education is not seen as important to some parents and carers. At our new school, we are pleased to report that out of 106 children 51 are girls and are equally accessing an uninterrupted education, food and clean water in a safe and nurturing environment.
In order to ensure the continuation of education of our preschool children, the FSF embarked on the school extension program in which, we've built an additional five classrooms that opened two weeks ago as a Primary School and has enrolled an additional 234 children and now we have 340 children in total, out of which, we have 187 Girls and 153 Boys, who are all receiving free and uninterrupted elementary education. The need for education in this area is significantly high, and unfortunately the FSF could not enrol all the children that needed education due to the large numbers. Therefore, we are currently running a waiting list, which has 78 children on it and more children are added every day.
Once again, we are very grateful to the Pass It On Africa for commencing this project which will create a continuous education for many generations of children for many years to come and consequently contribute towards the alleviation of poverty.
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