To provide a boarding home setting to educate orphaned children, providing them with the basic skills to become self-sufficient and escape child labor, prostitution, and death by poverty and AIDS.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
One out of every 6 Ugandan children is an orphan. The Great Aubrey School in Tororo has a population of 384 children and counting. Another 400 children fostered in the community attend school. AIDS has robbed them of parents. Poverty and lack of education can rob them of a future and even of life itself. Efforts by the community energized by a local Catholic priest have given them hope: The generosity of others can help them realize that hope by providing safe housing for vulnerable young girls.
How will this project solve this problem?
The goal of the project is to build a girls dormitory. Currently, the girls are vulnerable due to the location of the school near an industrial site.
Potential Long Term Impact
The new facility will enable the well-trained staff to continue as moral and ethical role models to teach by example while providing safety, education, food and medical supplies.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,466
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
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 $5,466 as of Feb 26, 2004. The original project funding goal was $15,473.