Bugabira Community Primary School provides education to vulnerable children but receives no government support.Currently the school teaches 135 orphans and vulnerable children but cannot survive without setting minimum school fees for attendance. This is a great burden for poor guardians, many of which are infected with HIV/AIDS. Help us build a funding base so that school fees are no longer such a hindrance and more children can access education.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many children living in the Masaka region have no access to primary school education. Due to the HIV epidemic, many children are orphans and others face an uncertain future as their guardians struggle with poverty and ill-health. Children in this area are commonly malnourished and illiterate. Accessible schools charge high fees which guardians, especially those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, cannot afford. This situation needs immediate attention as the future of the community is at stake.
How will this project solve this problem?
Bugabira Primary School was constructed to provide affordable, accessible and high-quality education to the poorest families of Masaka. Currently however, the school can not survive financially without charging minimum school fees. Every dollar gained through this project will reduce school expenditure and therefore open fee-free places for the neediest children.
Potential Long Term Impact
The ultimate goal of Bugabira Primary School is to provide education to all students free-of-charge. This would open opportunities for further study or decent work to the youth populations of Bugabira and surrounding villages, empowering them to shape their own lives and become agents of change within their communities.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,000
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 $6,000 . The original project funding goal was $6,000.