Healthcare Volunteer, Uganda is supporting a number of orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs) in the region of Kassanda, UG. The goal is to help students pursue their primary and secondary education they would not be able to continue otherwise because the lack of resources. We believe that with the proper education the children will grow to attain a profession or a skill that will help them sustain themselves and their families which are in much need of their support.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The social profile of the children that we aid are children who are orphan with one or more parents. One of more family members could be HIV positive and treatment for it but that does not make them an income generating source within the family putting an added burden on the family as a whole to generate enough funds for education so it ends up being sacrificed and the students drop off the schooling system. Once the child misses one year of schooling it becomes really hard to get them back!
How will this project solve this problem?
Supporting the children throughout their education will ensure that they receive the necessary learning and tools that would allow them to be gainfully employed and generate income for themselves and their families in their future. Some of the funds we are looking to utilize towards the daily care of the parents thus allowing the students some free time to attend to the education and learning process. The other area of expenditure is collecting funds towards the educational fees.
Potential Long Term Impact
Through the project of student support the students will have the opportunity for better education so that they can look forward to better horizons in life and also be able to contribute to the well being of their siblings especially those infected with HIV. Helping them with examination fees will enable them to sit examinations and advance to another education level and thus keep in school which in turn helps to reduce the trauma and social stigma that is usually suffered by orphaned children.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,912
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,088
Total Funding Goal: $10,000