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school have not increased our school fees since 2019 to date, and this made us to operate on figures (budget) which is outdated.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
COST PER UNIT
Posho Grade 1
40 Bags of 50kg
170.000 per 50Kg Sack
Bean Grade 1
4800 per Kg
5000 per Kg
4500 per Kg
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
BREAD ONCE A WEEK
BEEF ONCE AWEEK
DRY FISH ONCE A WEEK
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