The primary school in Quitila
Primary school Quitila
Many children in Angola do not attend classes because many families do not yet realize the value of education. People in the countryside live very simply and have to work hard to survive. Girls in particular prefer to be kept at home by their parents for financial reasons, where they work in the household, and the oldest boy is usually sent to school. The way to school is also very exhausting for the children who have to walk for several hours.
In the village of Quitila, a village school was founded by the missionary sisters in Calulo, which is attended by around 220 pupils from villages in the surrounding area. It is the closest school by far. And yet the children have to walk there for about an hour. After finishing this school they can continue their education in the city of Calulo.
Together with Sister Maite, the seven teachers come daily by car from Calulo. Every morning before the start of school everyone gathers in the schoolyard, where the children are motivated and introduced to the value of education. After the prayer together, the children go to class. During the break, the children receive a meal, which for many is the most important, sometimes the only meal of the day.
We at IniciativAngola have decided to finance the school as such. That is, we take over the costs for:
- School materials (books, exercise books, writing tools, ...)
- school lunch for the children
- school uniforms
- school fees (partial)
- transport of teachers to school
- teacher salaries (partial)
The costs of running the school amount to 30,000 euros per year. The school is supported by donations and our sponsorship project.
Before the classes start
A view in the class
Break for the snack