Monday, March 12, 2012

A Little Gesture in March: Month of the Milk


This month, make your Little Gesture and create smiles with “milk moustaches” in Mozambique! With only 50 pence, a child can drink milk for a month!
In March 2011, we raised £528 in our first Milk Campaign. It was a success! You generosity assured a full year of milk on our Pre-Schools in Mozambique, Escolinha Flor da Infância and Escolinha de Santa Catarina. This year, these 130 children aged 3 to 6 years old do not have "milk moustaches" yet. But with your help, they can start having them! With just £5, each child can have 2 glasses of milk per week during a whole year.
At this age, the recommended daily dosage of milk is 3 glasses to ensure the adequate development of every child. Milk is a very scarce good to most of the population in Mozambique and not accessible to most. Help us, again, to give milk to the children in the ALG Pre-Schools!
Your Little Gesture in March can make a whole difference!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Learning how to read - it is never too late!

Mama Rosita is one of fifteen mothers who has started a literacy class in Saint Catherine’s school. This is a new initiative of ALG in partnership with Sister Aparecida, in which fifteen young (and others) mothers learn to read and write. This is a small step that we consider to be essential for the development of families. Mothers not only grow intellectually but they can also help develop the learning capabilities of their children. Mum Force! 

In 2012, 92 new mothers in 2 communities have also started learning thanks to ALG efforts!