I always use to hate my school uniform. Childhood memories of teachers continually barking at me to tuck my shirt in or pull my frayed and ragged sleeves up. Looking back I didn't realise how fortunate I was. In Mozambique the price of school uniforms is 250mnt (about $9) for shirt and trousers or skirt. Many families here live on less than $1 a day and the price of a school uniform is unrealistic and in many cases is a deterring factor for children enrolled in school. Thanks to donations from our Sponsor a Child programme we have been able to provide 30 children from our oldest Pre-School with a new school uniform to start at the local Primary School.. We usually don’t like giving handouts as Mozambique has a problem with people becoming dependent/expectant of foreign aid. But with such dramatic prices causing such a deterrent to children's attendance we are able to supply uniforms as a short term solution. However, we continue to work with the local community to build more longer term, sustainable outcomes. The mums were extremely grateful, and it was incredible to see the children's reactions. Next year a small fee will be charged to 25-50 MNT ($1-2) for each uniform to give a greater sense of ownership and pride and to ensure they are look after. Thanks again to all our donors who have made this possible. Fancy helping out in tropical Mozambique? Check out our Pre-School Orphan Teaching And Community Project!