This project seeks to sponsor 150 OVCs & support establishment/improvement of 5 rural Early Childhood Development Centres in Kole.Children in villages of Kole do not have access to quality early childhood development due to their rural location where ECD centers are lacking & are therefore absorbed directly to primary school and they find difficulty in adopting/coping up resulting to dropouts,aggressiveness & poor cognitive development. Also OVCs can not afford school fees and other scholastic.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Northern Uganda emerged from 20 years of war between the LRA & Uganda Government.This war led to abject poverty, HIV/AIDS and deaths, It left large numbers of orphans & ECD in rural communities remains poor due to limited presence of the centers, this leads to children(3-6 years) joining primary schools directly owing to dropouts, child to child violence & poor cognitive growth. Due to disrupted social cohesion, OVCs are unable to further their education. this project will target OVCs & ECDCs
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will support OVCs attain their education dreams through paying their school fees & providing scholastic materials,liase with the communities & establish/Improve on ECDCs through providing learning aids & environment where they are stimulted to play,learn and develop. This project will also train mothers on child therapy using home based care approach. OVC Households will be supported to produce nutritious food crops like Orange Flesh Sweet potatoes & high iron beans, soy beans.
Potential Long Term Impact
We want to see less violence in families so that rural young children are less likely to be victims of domestic violence or to be emotionally scarred by witnessing it - a major problem in rural areas, In particular,families with social & economic disadvantage with children under 6 years to have improved income & food .We want children in the rural areas to have healthier environments to grow up in. 150 OVCs get quality education while 5 ECD centers have play kits,learning aids,safe environment.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,190
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 $2,190 . The original project funding goal was $75,000.