Every day on completion of pre-school classes, children are given a nutritious meal that is freshly prepared by our school cooks in our kitchens. The meal provides students with much needed nutrients which they normally might not get in their diets in their homes. It also acts as an incentive for children to attend school regularly from an early age.
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For many poor families, the cost of education in the final years of school is beyond what their limited means are capable of affording. The support we provide is essential in ensuring these older students can complete their secondary education and progress to college or further training, with the ultimate hope of a brighter future for them and their families.
In each community mother’s groups have been formed by PRDS with the purpose of discussing issues faced by women, their children and to create awareness on overcoming these issues. Meetings are held monthly and have proved highly beneficial with large numbers of mothers in attendance covering many different topics of benefit to them, their families and the wider community.
Vocational Training started last year for mothers from the local community in Panikhali to teach tailoring skills to enable early school leavers to learn a vital skill which can help generate an income stream. Already a number of the trainees have acquired good skill-set and started their own small businesses locally. With the construction of the new building in Panikhali, there will be a dedicated vocational training room which will greatly enhance the programme and the outcomes for the trainees.