In 2016, A Little Gesture strengthened the After-School Support snack at São Vicente Paulo School, an after-school programme providing a much-needed academic support to our Portuguese sister-charity, UPG sponsored children.
In a year of huge draught and shortage, our meals were reinforced with rice and beans. Because this initiative was so successful, in 2017 we asked to continue providing this help! ALG began by providing 2 meals per week in After-School Support, varying between beans and greens. In return, we have healthier and more motivated children, eager to learn more, and even bigger smiles!
With £2’575 in São Vicente Paulo – average £11student/year – ALG finances instructors to provide after school support mainly for the subjects of Maths and Portuguese, occasional school materials and lunch – a key factor to ensure attendance.
At Santa Luísa de Marillac this programme has an annual cost of £564, providing only a snack – at this school children already benefit from free lunch with the ALG School Meals Programme.
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