As we grow our programs to help these children with education and better lives, our costs are rapidly increasing:
450 children are now enrolled at our primary schools, at Rodi and the new one at Imbo. Our annual operational costs to feed, clothe and educate them, with some 40 boarding, is about to $130,000.
We have 50 graduates in high schools with another 25 to start next year. One of our second year high schoolers just achieved the highest math score in the entire county!
This year our budget for their tuition and expenses is $75,000 and that is likely to more than double in the next few years. Our desire is for all of them to complete higher education if they are able.
Our new primary school in the community of Imbo is about half built and it will cost us about $27,000 to complete construction over the next year. Meanwhile, the cost of operating that new school will grow from about $50,000 this calendar year to about $100,000 in a few years.