James, a student of African Vision of Hope Kabulonga, is thankful to be getting an education. So many other boys his age spend their entire day doing odd jobs for a few coins. These odd jobs are what they call “piece works”, and that money is what sustains their survival. The work can be grueling and labor intensive, and the entire family unit can labor together all day, and by the time the sun goes down, they will barely have earned the equivalent of a $1.00 combined. Most days that simply means there is barely enough money to scrape up a little meal in the evening.
Being in school ensures James is not just getting an education, but a nutritious meal each and every day.