TOUCH Program is improving the lives of children in Kitintale, on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. In this urban slum area, most parents and guardians cannot raise funds to send their children to school. TOUCH is providing education, supplies, and two daily meals to over 500 children. Our school, Calvary Primary, is badly in need of desks & chairs to replace the very old and dangerous ones now in use.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
We are providing education for 500 children, but there are not enough desks. Students sit 4 to 6 per desk, when desks are only designed for up to three students. This makes for distractions, fights, and poor performance. Secondly, the desks we have are dangerous. Their joints are loose and some have nails and splitting wood that can cut the children. The desks are wobbly and collapse, leading to classroom disruption and injury.
How will this project solve this problem?
By providing new desks, the learning environment and safety for students will be greatly improved. Students will not be jostling for space on a rickety bench. They won't be cut by nails or hurt when a desk breaks.
Potential Long Term Impact
All 500 students at Calvary Primary will have a safe place to sit and complete their assignments. We expect performance, discipline, and learning to improve. The children are eager to learn, and when they are given that chance, they do well, working to better themselves and their situation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,782
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 $5,782 . The original project funding goal was $10,450.