Our programme offers the provision of school materials and supplies to families as a conditional incentive in return for the participation of the children and their parents in workshops and educational activities at the SKIP Centre. The vast majority of our families are living in extreme poverty which means that they survive on an income of less than $1.20 per family member per day. As they struggle just to find enough money for food every day, there is not extra money to pay for school books and materials.
We have until the mid March 2012 to raise the funds necessary to pay for these school materials. For the givology campaign, we are hoping to raise enough to buy the children exercise books. The cost per child for 5 books will be 15 Peruvian soles/ $5.54. Therefore the total cost we need for the 320 children is $1772.00