461 students and counting. That is an increase from 412 and another 150 still to be added. The classes are stacked with kids and there are three shifts of classes each day. The same five dedicated teachers volunteer to teach all these orphans. Still they want to add another 150 that would mean every orphan in the area would be in school.
It is a daunting task but the teachers are determined. The feeding program is still humming along but more plates, spoons and cups need to be added to meet the numbers and the rising cost of food in Zambia has put pressure on keeping up.
The joy at this school is infectious and children are doing very well in their studies. The commitment of the teachers continues to be a huge encouragement. There is much work to be done and we need resources to meet all the needs but the Saikalo School is caring for orphans and providing excellent education.