Seven years of primary school tuition is state-sponsored, but some families simply cannot cover the incidental expenses. And when you help them succeed in primary school, they are more likely to need to pay secondary school tuition, which is the family’s responsibility. A plot of potatoes during primary school makes it more likely that the student will be able to attend secondary school as well.
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From the first harvest, enough potatoes are given back to SACLP for the next family, and then the remaining potatoes are sold in the local market. Funds are used to help cost associated with the child’s schooling.