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UPWARD PRIMARY SCHOOL, UGANDA - FOOD REPORT OCTOBER 2022

Updated: Oct 21, 2022



The effect of covid-19 made things change in human cycle, here prices are skyrocketing on daily basis thus affecting the daily life. We as a school have not increased our school fees since 2019 to date, and this made us to operate on figures (budget) which is outdated. We feel we could not hurry to increase fees due to fact that most of our pupils comes from low-income families, e.g., South Sudanese refugees.


We always feel that the urge to be neighbours of one another, our major challenge is in area of food whereby prices keep changing, however other areas (administration and management) the school is managing it well. The school has a population of 816 pupils (260 boarders) both Nursery and Primary, 57 staff both non-teaching and teaching.


THE SCHOOL CALENDAR RUNS FROM 5/9/22- 09/12/22 (14-WEEKS OF LEARNING)

For some time now, children are coming to understand they are eating to survive not to thrive, as food portions for meals are being reduced. Current food stock can only last till 11th Nov 22, and prices keep hiking. Food price hikes are country wide.

Food is a crucial matter when it comes to children at school, they can’t learn well, to spend 10hrs with no food (eats/drink). The school has tried all it can from the beginning of the year 2022 and is thankful for the gifts from AAI and supporters that has enabled the school to stay open.


So far AAI (and Board Members) have donated a gift of 11,998,197/= (AUD $ 5000)

BELOW THE BREAK DOWN of EXPENDITURE

No

ITEM

QUANTITY

COST PER UNIT

TOTAL

1

Posho Grade 1

40 Bags of 50kg

170.000 per 50Kg Sack

6,800,000/=

2

Bean Grade 1

500Kg

4800 per Kg

2,400,000/=

3

Sugar

250kg

5000 per Kg

1,250,00/=

4

Rice

300Kg

4500 per Kg

1,350,000/=

5

Vegetables

200,000/=

6

Dry Fish, Beef, Fruits, Bread

Daily Rations of Food

  • SUGAR PER DAY - 16 KILOGRAMS

  • RICE ONCE AWEEK - 127 KILOGRAMS

  • BEANS PER DAY - 32 KILOGRAMS

  • FRUITS ONCE AWEEK

  • POSHO PER DAY - 100 KILOGRAMS

  • VEGETABLES DAILY

  • BREAD ONCE A WEEK

  • BEEF ONCE AWEEK

  • DRY FISH ONCE A WEEK

NOTE:

Recently Upward Primary Bweyale conducted a skills exhibition: Reading, Poetry, Radio/ TV Presenter, Bible opening/Reaching, Music, Dance and Drama



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