LET’S GO TO SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Performance of learners is affected by a wide array of factors of which availability of adequate resources is one such example.
A physical environment rich in resource is crucial in supporting education. School resources can be classified into primary and secondary categories.
Primary resources are those most needed by learners, of which typical examples include: exercise books, pencils, pens and mathematical instrument sets. Home use necessities for studying at night or as learners are doing their home work, such as lamps, also fall under this category. Many other assorted personal hygiene items like bath soap, can not be overlooked as well, key to encouraging learners develop and maintain good personal hygiene to remain healthy and confident about themselves.
Most of the learners drop out or are absent from school due to various reasons. According to our observations and inquiries, major underlying causes for the drop-outs or absenteeism are: lack of interest, in school, parental care, habits and involvement, loss of parents as well as poverty. Despite the aforementioned barriers for learners, there are some who remain in school at the school all times.
Most parents or guardians are unable to afford the primary resources or meet the needs of their wards for effective learning. In mitigation, a Non governmental organization, Kids and Future Foundation, with funding from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), supports vulnerable students from six (6) primary schools namely; Senga-bay, Mikute, Ngolowindo, Maganga, Pemba and Mgwirizano, in Salima District. Kids and Future Foundation Supports 600 vulnerable learners every year with scholastics materials such as; exercise books, pencils, pens, mathematical instruments sets, rulers, solar lamps, bathing soaps, document wallets and many more. This program is designed to support learners from the targeted primary schools. Vulnerable learners from the registers in the schools are identified for the program. Kids and Future Foundation believes that education is power.