With all the hype and excitement of the move to the new Centre, we also had to make some hard decisions. The building brings with it a few new costs we didn’t have before including a watchman’s salary, higher internet fees and swimming pool maintenance. We focused on saving money in other areas, but we were not willing to drop any of our sponsored students from their studies. Nevertheless, it did mean that we could not sponsor any new sewing students in 2018. So we currently have five second year students who are continuing their sewing course and will graduate in December 2018. We need $1,300 to cover five sewing machines for them and another $300 to purchase a selection of fabrics in Term 3. If you are able to help us, please visit our website to make a donation at www.Elimu.ca.