The Escolinha of Santa Catarina (ESC) is a dynamic and happy preschool, in Chongoene, a rural area in southern Mozambique. Sister Aparecida, our ALG Local Partner in the area, is responsible for the school.
Every day in ESC, 58 vulnerable children, from 3 to 5 years of age, receive care and attention from two dedicated teachers – Olinda and Beatriz. At ESC, these children have the opportunity of growing, learning and playing in a safe and healthy environment. Children in risk of becoming “street kids” have the opportunity to attend a pre-school, have access to classes where they occupy themselves, develop competencies, and acquire studying habits.
In ESC, £89 per year or £8 per month, allow each one of these 58 children to have 2 daily meals, 2 teachers and school materials. Similarly in Xai-Xai, the Escolinha Flor da Infância Preschool (EFI), 109 children attend school on a daily basis with your support. ALG preschools are filled with the smiles of these little ones. Help us break the local cycle of poverty early and bring education to the little ones!
ALG has been offering this festive calendar to all ALG Friends since 2011. This year, you can also print a high definition version for only 1£!