School feeding Start Date: 15th April 2016
Freedom Nursery, Desilva
2 caregivers manage 21 children, of ages 3 months to 5 years old. One exception is Monica, who has is 7 years old and has cerebral palsy. On the day of visit there were 10 boys to 11 girls.
Fees are: 3000 kwacha for children under 2 and 1500 kwacha for the older children.
A square structure stands up from the road, with a corrugated roof. Inside is dark, but there is one small window and secure door. One basic square room accommodates the children. Not a lot of outdoor room to play. There is one basic mat the children sit on; the only resource is a wooden bench. Numbers are painted on the wall. Water is sourced 10 meters away. Storage might be available but at a distance of 20 meters from the site. A toilet is available to the nursery.
The teachers follow no strict timetable, but rather listen to the children’s interests and go with the flow each day. Again, thank you for taking this journey with us.