The inflation rate is currently at around 16%. The impact of the price increase is clearly visible at the garden bar: the chairs remain empty. The middle class, who could previously afford to have an afterwork drink, remain absent. The price for 50 kg of rice is now equivalent to one month's salary.
Times for the Amina Zwindila Foundation School are also getting harder. School books that cost 3,120 Naira two years ago, are now priced at 4,100 Naira.
Regarding this rise in prices, it does not come in handy, that, in the course of the evaluation of the summer training the school had been advised to upgrade teaching materials such as dictionary or wall clocks for the class rooms.
Staying safe during thunder and lightening
Violent storms and heavy rainfall characterised both May and June. Aside from the buildings, the school's photovoltaic system is especially endangered during thunder storms. The system provides the necessary energy in order to pump water from the well. A simple solution with a huge impact (on safety): a new lightening conductor has been installed in order to safeguard the school and its photovoltaic system.