Learning Landscape for Future Victory School

 
$30
$1,470
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Help teach math and critical thinking skills to disadvantaged children at the Future Victory School in Uganda by building a Learning Landscape as developed by Project H Design. This innovative playground design is constructed of recycled materials. The spatial grid combines athletic activity and competition with mathematics curricula, providing an outdoor classroom framework for fun and engaged learning.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Public education in Uganda extends only until the equivalent of 8th grade and resources are stretched thin. Opportunities for orphaned children are rare. Future Victory School was established in the year 2000 as a response to an avalanche of orphans created by AIDS and the Civil War in Uganda. Currently, there are 458 students (283 are girls) enrolled, the majority of which are orphans, 10 are HIV+, and 4 are disabled.

How will this project solve this problem?

The building of the Learning Landscape will provide a new type of learning tool to this part of Uganda: one that combines teaching, critical thinking, motor skills, participative attitude, teamwork and physical exercise.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will help teach 458 disadvantaged children to build critical thinking and leadership skills, which, when combined with education, will give these children an key advantage as they compete for higher education opportunities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $30

Funding Information

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 $30 .  The original project funding goal was $1,500.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Project Leader

Christopher Buck

Richmond, VA United States

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