When Sharing Hope Preschool opened in 2013, it had one classroom, employed two teachers, and provided food and education for eighteen students. Now, with the expansion of our staff and the addition of two more classrooms, Sharing Hope Preschool serves a hundred students annually and remains an integral part of our mission to educate, equip, and empower the communities we serve in Mozambique and Eswatini. Sharing Hope Preschool provides food, education, medical care, and support for our students in Licilo and employment opportunities for teachers and staff in the communities. Additionally, the well on the preschool grounds provides our Mozambabies with access to clean water.
Our gardening plot in Licilo has served as a crucial source of food for our students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time of increased food scarcity and inaccessibility. The school’s proximity to the gardening plot provides educational opportunities and facilitates the incorporation of nutrient-rich, sustainably produced food into our students’ diet. Our students receive an education of basic agricultural principles that they will continue to develop so that one day they may utilize the skills they have acquired through our education programs to continue to work toward ending the cycle of social and economic hardship through sustainable agricultural development.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect operations in Mozambique, we closed Sharing Hope Preschool with the health and safety of our students and staff at the front of mind. Despite the school’s closure, we have remained resilient in our efforts to lend a helping hand. We have continued to support our staff, students, and families through food production on our gardening plot and donations from our supporters during these unprecedented circumstances.
We are excited to announce that Sharing Hope Preschool is projected to reopen in mid-March (delayed by local laws). We can’t do it without your help. We are prioritizing the safety of our students and staff during this reopening. Sharing Hope Preschool will operate in accordance with Mozambique’s health and safety guidelines. This includes social distancing and limiting classroom capacities, requiring face coverings and other personal protective equipment, and providing sanitizing stations to encourage frequent handwashing. Sharing Hope Preschool’s re-opening requires increased safety measures and daily distribution of PPE.
Prioritize global responsibility this New Year’s by lending a helping hand. Help us reach our $2,600 goal in order to fund Sharing Hope Preschool reopening. Your donation will support the purchase and distribution of PPE and the installation of a new hand sanitizing station. Give the gift of education and sponsor a student for only $30 per month. We are currently looking to sponsor 100 more students by Sharing Hope Preschool’s reopening.
One student sponsorship covers the cost of:
- One outfit
- One pair of shoes
- Teacher salaries
- School supplies
- Medical care and supplies
- School fees
- Clean water access
- Two nutritious meals (Monday-Friday)
- Sharing Hope Preschool Gardening Project
- Miscellaneous operating costs
2020 wasn’t easy. Help us take advantage of this opportunity to provide education, food, and medical care to 100 students in the new year. With your help, we can change these kiddos’ lives by helping them escape the cycle of hardship and poverty, providing them with the opportunities and skills they need to succeed. Your donation will make all the difference! Help us get our Mozambabies back in the classroom by making a donation, sponsoring a student, or following us on Instagram and Facebook!
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