Support Teacher Retention and Students Welfare
Teacher attraction and retention is a huge challenge in rural schools. The teacher turnover in schools that has a great impact on the students and other teachers, in high-poverty population where teacher attraction is already a challenge is problematic.
In rural communities, teachers are underpaid and overworked. They have no health insurance, no access to electricity, running water or internet. Many schools operate in unsafe buildings; lack toilets and other basic facilities. Text books are hard to come by and usually only the teacher has a copy of the textbook. The poor infrastructure makes it difficult and expensive to get by. All these limit their ability to teach effectively and greatly affect teachers’ welfare and retention.
In 2017, as a response to teacher retention challenges, ALDO constructed two-room units for four teachers. These will provide a good environment for teachers to prepare for teaching, share best practices and provide better services for the 400+ children. More work is needed to plaster both inside and outside, paint, build kitchens, latrines, bathrooms.
Realities for children at Amazing Love School:
- Some students come to school to get their only meal of the day (1 cup of corn meal flour put in hot water – no sugar or milk).
- Many students still struggle with learning how to read or write
- Some students come to school without books or pencils because of the costs
- Students rely on copying what is handwritten on the chalk board
- Most students have no school uniforms – a requirement for all schools
- Lack of shoes endangers children during rainy seasons or when using pit latrines
- Many complaints about headaches and tummy aches are usually due to hunger.
We would like to provide a nutritious meal to every student each school day and receive short term sponsors for teachers’ salaries, teaching resources, school uniforms, shoes and scholastic materials for students.
Find out how you can help by visiting our How You Can Help Page