Children who've lost their parents have a very difficult time paying the school fees, uniform and books needed to attend school in Africa. This project will allow five children to attend school for the entire school year.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The AIDS pandemic has killed an entire generation of parents, leaving little ones to fend for themselves or with the help of elderly guardians. Many times, there is no money for school and the children end up looking for work in order to stay busy and to bring home some money. This mini-grant will allow five children who've been orphaned by AIDS to attend school for an entire year. Their uniforms and books will also be covered through this grant.
How will this project solve this problem?
We will make sure that the education of these three children is paid for the 2013 school year (in Kenya, the school year starts in January and ends in late November). We'll follow their progress and will encourage them to continue studying, despite the difficulties they face. When children stay in school, they are more likely to get better-paying jobs when they graduate. Our hope is that these five children will become productive members of their society.
Potential Long Term Impact
5 children will be able to attend school for on year. If the children can graduate from school through the generosity of many, they will have the chance of rising out of poverty through work.
Total Funding Received to Date: $500
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $500 . The original project funding goal was $500.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically School Fees for AIDS Orphans. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
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