Our Mathematics Competition back in May and Reading Month in June at the Children of the Light Learning Centre were a great success. Thank you to all who supported us.
Everything is coming together for the Mathematics Competition on Saturday, 17th July 2021 in the Northern Region. The children are learning hard, more prizes have been purchased, boxes and bags are packed and ready to go. The team are leaving the South on Monday, 12th July, to embark on a 15 hour journey North.
For this competition we now have close to 1000 children participating and all who take part will receive a special gift. We also have fabulous prizes for the top winners which include solar lights (many of the children are living without electricity, so these prizes are true gems). An event like this is a first for the two villages, and organizing this competition for these children is exciting all round.
When we visited the school back in January 2021, we came across numerous doors and desks broken with only the metal frames of the desks left. We came to understand that the wood had been taken away to be used as firewood. To solve this problem, we purchased wood and had the carpenter fix the teacher's tables, 26 school desks, and all the doors. Additionally, we provided padlocks for every door.
On our return to the South, we continued communicating with our contacts in the North. We learned the second school we are working with was facing the same problem. Even to the extent that many of the children were sitting on the dusty floor to learn. To date, we have almost fixed 54 desks. The population of this school is a lot more than the first.
We are so grateful for our sponsors. Undertaking projects like this is only possible with support. As work continues your support (any support) will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!