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One Child’s Village: school supplies


Location:

Kawangware Slum, Nairobi, Kenya


Costs:

The cost of each Package of Supplies is $450 Canadian dollars.


Brief Intro:

In poor countries, severe poverty prevents many children from having the most basic items needed for education. This project allows you to purchase the most basic educational tools for orphans at a very reasonable price.


Project Summary:

Our goal is to make sure that every child in our school has the basic supplies at hand to fulfill their education. More than anything, this means access to modern curriculum textbooks, scribblers, pencils, erasers, exam papers, and more. We work hard with our partners to source affordable school supplies from within the community and nearby.

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Project Details:

No matter where you live in the world there are always items that a student needs for school. In Canada, that it easily found. In poor countries, severe poverty prevents many children from having the most basic items such as scribblers, pencils, erasers and chalk. This means that they may not even be allowed to attend school.

Items as simple as a pencil and a notebook are important for learning. You need them to do homework and practice lessons like spelling, but they always need to be replaced. One Child’s Village wants to have these items available at school when the students need them. This way we know they have all the things they need to learn, when they need them. A “Package of Supplies” consists of the most basic tools needed for the orphan’s education. Because these items are used up at different rates, and are then replaced by purchasing the cheapest bulks quantities possible, some packages may contain more pencils or chalk, while others may contain more scribblers or erasers. We will always ensure that the most needed items, at the most reasonable costs, will be made available when you support the purchase of a Package. One example may be the purchase of scribblers. One Child’s Village has located a small local business in the Kawangware slum (Nairobi, Kenya) that will construct 120 page scribblers for our school in quantities of 1000 booklets for a cost of about 25 Kenyan Shillings each (this would cost about $310 Canadian dollars for 1000 scribblers).

This would provide each of our 200 students with five scribblers (one for each subject) for one school term. A very good value. The remainder of the Package would contain pencils, erasers or chalk as needed. The cost of each Package of Supplies is $450 Canadian dollars. If additional Packages are supported then we would purchase additional educational tools such as rulers, geometry sets, crayons, paint and other art supplies, and more.

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