Categories:
    Income
  • Education
  • Resources
Status:
Ongoing
Expected Completion On:
Jan 2020
Start Date:
Sep 2019
Cost:
50,000

Donation of Books and Other Materials for All Ayalagaya schools

Close to six students share a single textbook.

Every investment in education makes a lasting difference in children’s lives. It is a path towards better jobs, more income and improved lifestyles for the whole community. Unfortunately, schools receive little help from the government and textbooks are very expensive. Each textbook costs at least three dollars, a huge amount for a household that lives on less than one dollar a day.

To keep on improving the education, Karimu needs to significantly reduce the ratio of students per book in all 6 Ayalagaya schools. Today, an average of 5.6 students share a single book. Our goal is to reduce this number to two students per book. As two students share a desk in all primary schools, we believe this will significantly improve the overall education of the ward.

This project encompasses

  • the donation of enough sets of books to reach that ratio. A set of books contains 1 book for each subject taught in class. The community commits to replace the books as the number of students grow, maintaining the ratio of two students per book.

  • The donation of basic, but reusable school material such as maps, dictionaries, musical instruments, etc. enriching environment for all 3,789 Ayalagaya Ward students.

  • the donation of enough sets of books to reach that ratio. A set of books contains 1 book for each subject taught in class. The community commits to replace the books as the number of students grow, maintaining the ratio of two students per book.

  • The donation of basic, but reusable school material such as maps, dictionaries, musical instruments, etc. enriching environment for all 3,789 Ayalagaya Ward students.

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Expected benefits:

  • Improved student engagement

  • Improved academic performance on the national exams

  • Increase in secondary school enrollment

Cost: $50,000
The community contributes building shelves for books and goals and polls for the sport fields. Additionally, they will purchase more books as the number of students increases.