Many of the families we work alongside do not have enough money to pay for school equipment, clothes or the cost of travel to the local school.
This becomes an issue because if pupils do not complete school to grade 9 standard, then it becomes difficult to find even un-skilled work. If children fail a year at school, they are held back in that year until they complete it.
The number of schools closing due to a lack of funding from the government is substantial. As a result pupils are being forced to travel further, and are receiving less teaching time.