Covid-19 Schools Enrichment Fund
- By: Yamkela Lumko
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/schools-enrichment-fund
My name is Yamkela Onele Lumko, im 27 years old and reside in East London, South Africa.
I'm crowdfunding for a foundation that was founded by Extra Mile Revision Centre, ahead of the reopening of schools on the 6th of May 2020.
This was brought about by the high risk of the spread of corona virus, the company foresees more especially in the disadvantaged schools which will be unable to provide all necessary sanitation facilities, safe drinking water supplies, protective equipment to stop the spread of the pandemic and provide tablets and 6 month data packages to make elearning possible for disadvantaged students.
The children who are currently at school make form a huge part of the South Africa's total population. Sadly they also happen to be high risk potential carriers compared to adults, I'm sure we can all agree that this is within their nature of children being children. Honestly their movements wont be as cautious as that of adults, bearing in mind that some of them are not even, mature enough to comprehend with the seriousness of this pandemic.
Let's face it, even before the outbreak of the novel corona virus, South Africa has always had problems with overcrowding and proper health care systems in schools. Unfortunately both these weaknesses happen to be catalysts when it comes to the spread of the corona virus, if not controlled this would see the numbers of the infected people rising five times or even higher compared to the current state, it is therefore vital that all schools are fully prepared prior to this reopening.
I therefore believe that it is every in South Africa to make it a point that our little ones are protected at all costs. Let's all rise and stand for causes like these to ensure all of our livelihoods and safety as a country. Remember lives lost can never be regained!
Remember the children are the future of this country, and empowering them simply means we will grow to become a powerful nation. Education happens to be the fundamental building bolck of each and every nation, and therefore we can't manage to have our children missing out anymore than they already have.
This campaign will ensure that our children get the best of education they need, while isolation measures are put in place and the novel corona virus spread is controlled.
This campaign will save thousands of lives which risk being lost without the existence of such campaigns.
The funds will be allocated in the following manner:
Covid19 Protective clothing for 100 schools (Provision of reusable masks, gloves and saniters per student)- R 525 000.
Install proper sanitation and water supply in 2 schools- R 130 000
Install prefab classes in 2 schools to make room for social distancing- R 225 000
Tablets and 6 months data packages for disadvantaged learners, to promote eLearning staying at home especially for the other grades- R 120 000.