Together we can break the cycle of poverty and disease by educating children! Send a child to school for a year for less than $20 per child! You can help change the life of 600 orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in very rural E. Uganda. Your donation will provide everything from school uniforms, exercise books, pens and pencils, rulers, and geometry sets, to washing soap. These children live everyday without electricity or running water. We can make a difference in their young lives!
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Imagine that a child cannot go to school because she doesn't have a uniform. This is the reality for children, both girls and boys, when a uniform is required. What about the child who cannot keep up with his lessons because he doesn't have a pencil or an exercise book? Many of these children are from child headed households. Or being raised by a granny that may also be caring for 10 or 15 of her cousins. School falls behind housing, food and medicine in many households.
How will this project solve this problem?
We will provide uniforms, exercise books, black books, pens, pencils, rulers, geometry sets and washing soap. We will also provide help with school fees for 27 of the older students. In Uganda, primary school is free, but the uniforms and supplies are not.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will keep 600 children in school giving them the opportunity to rise out of poverty. Education decreases early marriage, early pregnancy, and HIV. Education increases a community's ability to provide better nutrition, better health, HIV/AIDS education, sustainable agriculture and greater employment. Education is especially critical for girls.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,650
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,350
Total Funding Goal: $12,000