Support Shirah's Education



For $500, you can make sure that secondary student Shirah Owomugisha can continue her education at Ishaka Adventist College. Shirah is 16 years old, and she lives with her grandmother. Her favorite school subjects are English, literature, and biology, and every day she studies hard in order to get good marks on her national exams. A $500 scholarship is enough to cover ALL of Shirah's expenses while she's at school.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Uganda has the highest number of HIV/AIDS orphans in the world, and many of them live in impoverished circumstances. Female students without strong support systems are less likely to complete their education, despite the known benefits of having an education. Without an education, the girls will continue to be ensnared by the cycle of poverty; however, YOU can ensure that Shirah continues to receive her education, which will allow her a better life!

How will this project solve this problem?

All of our secondary students, like Shirah, receive scholarships to attend school. This covers all expenses and fees, and also includes providing transportation to and from the school. Shirah receives daily care and support, as well as reproductive health counseling. This helps alleviate some of the strain of being an adolescent girl, a difficult time for girls everywhere. Your support will let her continue her education, and continue pursuing her dreams of becoming an accountant!

Potential Long Term Impact

Having an education will allow our female students to break out of the cycle of poverty, and create opportunities for themselves. They will be less vulnerable to human trafficking, or getting lured into the city for low-wage jobs, because they have other options to pursue. They will be less susceptible to diseases, especially HIV/AIDS, and less prone to early pregnancy. Instead, they will have the chance to take advantage of healthier opportunities that lead to happier lives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $925

Funding Information

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 $925 .  The original project funding goal was $500.



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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 Educate Girls Orphaned by HIV/AIDS in Rural Uganda. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.

If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.

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