31 May 2014

Out of School because of fees

Out of School because of fees
Aber Stella lost both parents during the war with the Lord’s Resistance Army. She joined Women Development Centre in February 2014 and registered for hairdressing course. Towards the end of term one, the centre sent students back home for failure to pay the fees requirements. Stella (A child mother) who is a mother to Rwotdit Jerald was among students sent home to get school fees. Unfortunately, when she went home her Uncle told her that he does not have money to continue paying her. Stella then stayed at home and as second term opens in May, Stella could not return to the centre. Instead she left the home of his uncle and started staying with a grandmother and digging inorder to make end meets. The Good news came when Marie said they could help to support the 11 students. I struggled to get Stella back and finally on Friday 30, Stella came to me and I told her to come back to school on Monday 2nd May 2014.
 I am also trying to get the rest back to the centre because Marie has accepted to pay their fees. Are you also willing to pay one or two students at the Centre? The Total cost per term can be just about 100 US dollars per term and we have only three terms in a year. The hairdressing course takes only one year and thereafter the students can be able to support themselves and their children.

Compiled by Rev Canon Willy Akena
Co-ordinator Women Development Centre

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