Public schools in the Kaolack region of Senegal are underfunded. Groups of students, often numbering more than 10, must share a single book in class. The Public School Supplies Program is an initiative to address this constraint that children in Kaolack face in their attempt to acquire literacy and numeracy.
ELEVEate purchases school books for girls attending public school in the Kaolack region of Senegal. The books will be on loan to the girls on an annual basis. When returned at the end of the academic year, the girl will receive a small gift as a gesture of thanks if the textbooks are well preserved. To promote the preservation of these books, the quality of the gift will rise in accordance with the condition of the book relative to its original condition. In addition, girls who demonstrate limited financial capacity can apply for a small grant to obtain other school supplies, such as pencils and paper.