The school converted some of its facilities into boarding houses for students. They also worked with parents to stress the importance of education.
The school became a temporary home for 40 students, with Eric and his fellow teachers working around the clock.
“We are fending for the children from breakfast to supper because now the children, the majority of them, have to remain in the school throughout,” he said.
The school would not have stayed open with the support of ChildFund donors, Eric said.
Generous donors who supported ChildFund’s Africa Food Crisis appeal helped provide food and water to Eric and his students, as well as support for the surrounding communities.
“The food that we got from well-wishers is the one thing that is sustaining us,” Eric said.
“If not for them, if not for them, we cannot sustain these children.”