Friends of Monze achievements in 11 years
Over 4,480 children are being educated in 16 safe dry schools we have built, and more school building is planned. We have built or completed 13 houses for qualified teachers.
With literacy levels low we are working to equip schools with enough reading and text books, desks and solar powered laptops. We have provided sports equipment and drums.
To improve nutrition for children and communities we have established 10 school gardens providing vegetables and fruit. By teaching permaculture gardening we have enabled communities to grow food crops in a sustainable manner using natural fertiliser and water harvesting. By planting trees at schools and Monze Correctional Facility we hope to mitigate the impact of climate change.
By drilling or repairing 29 boreholes providing clean drinking water we have prevented illness at schools and nearby households. We also teach hand-washing and soapmaking.
We teach human rights and menstrual hygiene in schools and communities to prevent early forced marriage and improve girls future life chances.