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£5 will…

buy 62 eggs.

“Thursday is my favourite day,” says Elrsy, “we have rice and eggs” – well half an egg!

Your gift helps us to provide a nutritious meal with  eggs every Thursday for 700 children and staff at Tumaini and to a number of needy people within the local community. We serve lunch Monday to Friday, 51 weeks a year.

A small gift by a lot of people will ensure that this need continues to be met.

Thank you…

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  give uji (porridge) for breakfast  - For a number of years, we’ve been serving uji to between 30-40 children who, for various reasons, leave home in the morning without eating or drinking anything. Our teachers keep an eye on the children to spot any changes in their energy levels and general well being; a big give away is when a child is unable to play with others during break times. After third term began this year it became obvious that more children were in need of taking breakfast at Tumaini, so from October Melissa started serving 70 children each day. Thank you so much to those of you who give towards our food and water! Food is important for all of us, but to the young and the weak it’s not only their health today; it’s the foundation for the rest of their lives.

 buy 1 school uniform – As in many schools across Africa a school uniform is worn with a lot of pride. Children generally don’t have a change of uniform so uniforms are often washed daily! Education for Life employs three tailors to ensure that there is a ready supply of uniforms and your gift will ensure that they can be replaced when needed.

 buy 10 disposable nappies – Through our work in the wider local community, we have met many families with children who have special needs. To attend schools and clinics the children have to wear disposable nappies and for most, this is completely unachievable. Parents work hard to provide food and medical care for their children, nappies are almost a luxury!

Thank's Brenda & Nelly!!
Thank's Brenda & Nelly!!23-Nov-2011 13:55, Canon Canon EOS 7D, 4.5, 25.0mm, 0.006 sec, ISO 200

If you have a heart for supporting vulnerable people in a very practical way this is such a valuable gift.

 provide 1 girl with a MiPad Pack – What’s that I hear you say? It’s a good question! Across Africa, many girls who’ve reached the age of adolescence miss school for up to one week every month due to lack of sanitary protection. In our community, we’ve introduced re-useable sanitary pads, or MiPad. A couple of ladies in the village make the pads and many girls in Tumaini are eager to give them a try. This is a very personal gift, close to every girl’s heart!

So which  will you choose?

Once you have decided just click on the donate button below.

Then, send us an email to gifts@educationforlife.net with  your name, address, your choice of gift and the value. We will send you a card to pass onto your friends and family.

Thanks for helping us to put your love into action…

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