PaR schools are housed in temporary shacks of cheap wood and metal sheets for which slum landlords charge high rents.
Classrooms are small and there is no running water, electricity is usually unavailable, and sanitation is totally inadequate.
The long term goal is to buy land and build permanent facilities free of landlord exploitation and conducive to learning.
Land would also enable other projects like building a borehole, that will generate income to move schools towards financial independence.
In a bid to save money, the concrete floors at PaR schools were made with little cement and lots of sand. They are as a
result weak and wearing badly. Many of the floors are crumbling so badly that they have deep holes.
This summer, volunteers will be undertaking urgent maintenance at PaR schools.
The first task will be to repair the worst floors using a good quality concrete so they last.
Once the floors have been repaired, volunteers will perform other maintenance tasks like repairing leaking roofs, removing exposed
nails, and painting peeling classrooms.
PaR partners with 3 schools at present, which will increase to 5 this summer.
In April 2014, PaR started a feeding program for Excel Emmanuel, a school with 250 pupils at the time. As of today, PaR feeds
1050 students each school day.
Over 70 schools have applied to PaR to become a partner school but PaR simply does not have the money to support so many schools.
PaR has raised the money to add 2 more schools to the PaR team.
With 5 PaR schools, PaR will feed 1700 pupils each school day. With the current growth rate, this is
expected to reach 2000 children in 6 months.