- Lack of early childhood education in the region.
- Stunting of growth due to malnutrition.
- Parents, mothers in particular, being time poor and thus being unable to engage in livelihood development or tend to self-care.
- 3 community members selected as teachers and they will be trained by the Dept. of Early Childhood Education in November.
- Community members will pay a nominal fee of approx AUD 3.00 per month per child to sustain operations.
- Community members will supply ingredients for a meal program e.g. corn, greens and other vegetables while aiding the establishment of a permaculture food garden around the community center.
- Funding the training of preschool teachers.
- A 12 month salary buffer for the teachers to aid the preschool’s effort to be self-sustainable.
- Permaculture consultancy support to establish a food garden, drawing upon success at the local primary school.
- Funding for initial stationary and equipment for the meal program.
- Ongoing support and linkage with the Dept. of Early Childhood Education.
- 3 community members were trailed as preschool teachers in November 2015.
- A Preschool committee was formed to handle all administrative aspects of the school, including the meal program through which preschool children would receive a nutritious porridge each morning.
- The preschool opened on the 4th of January 2016 and currently has 34 students attending on a regular basis!
A big thank you to our supporters for making this a reality!
- Training costs for teachers.
- 12 month salary buffer for 3 teachers.
- Preschool stationary, toys and meal program equipment.
- Furniture for the preschool.
Total cost of AUD 2500