Fresh Dairy has rewarded Rashelle Pascaline, a 12-year-old pupil from The Lord is my Shepherd Primary School with 2,800,000 UGX worth school fees for emerging winner of the student category in the 2017 Fresh Dairy schools program yoghurt cup collection challenge. Rashelle built a house which was the most innovative model assembled out of 70 Fresh Dairy Yoghurt cups that she collected.
Fresh Dairy has for 2 consecutive years run a schools program in approximately 370 primary schools in Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso aimed at educating children on nutrition, specifically encouraging the consumption of 1-Yoghurt-a-Day’ as a healthy and nutritious snack.
Commenting on the win, Rashelle said, ‘My teacher David encouraged me to take part in the Fresh Dairy schools Program by suggesting to me the idea of building a house because he believed it would be competitive.’
Rashelle further explained that her family was very supportive especially her father who bought the yoghurt cups and her brother, Nikiza Deiumerci who helped with building the model.
“I took 1 week to build the house,’ Rachelle said. ‘I had to buy glue, razors, boxes, a ruler, a pen which I used as additional tools. I then first drew a sketch of the house plan I wanted to build on paper before I started the actual building. After I made a house out of the boxes I had collected, I then cut the yoghurt cups which I attached to the box using glue.’
Rashelle’s only identified challenge while building the house was buying the material which had cost implications that she transferred to her father. She has no regrets however because she owes her move to a better school with fully paid school fees including her Uganda National Examinations Board fee for a candidate class to Fresh Dairy’s schools program cash prize.
Rashelle’s brother Nikiza Deiumerci who was part of the interview explained that he was motivated to start making model houses after Rashelle won the cash. ‘I have always been interested in arts and crafts and used to make small toy cars but after Rashelle received her cash from Fresh Dairy, I was motivated to start making model houses for sell in order to earn some extra cash ranging from 200,000 to 280,000 UGX,’ he said.
Rashelle’s father is now happier that his daughter is in a better school and his son is now earning some extra money from making model houses as inspired by his daughter’s win.