Bringing Science Education to Ugandan Rural Girls

 
$10,891
$7,109
Raised
Remaining

Summary

This project builds and equips science classrooms with labs for 200 girls. Science courses and lab work is compulsory in Uganda. But until now most girls didn’t have equal access to equipment or labs

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

More than half of the 400 students at St. Andrews Secondary School are directly affected by the AIDS epidemic – including more than 200 girls. One of the most powerful means to improving their lives is through education. with the lab built, we now need to equip it to help bring science to life for the students. This project offers girls equal access to practical science education and opens new doors of opportunity. Many of the girls want to become doctors, nurses, teachers, etc. They have dreams

How will this project solve this problem?

By providing the science laboratory, girls will have the same opportunity as boys to fulfill their dreams. Josephine, a ZoomUganda girl, says, "When I grow up I want to become a nurse because I do sciences well. As a nurse, I can help people."

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will help educate more than 200 girls, allowing them to increase their incomes and provide for their families' health and well-being. This laboratory will impact generations of girls and women in this community for years to come.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,891

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 $10,891 .  The original project funding goal was $18,000.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization

Harambee Centre

Portland, Oregon, United States
http://www.harambeecentre.org

Project Leader

Thomas Lwebuga

Board Member
Portland, Oregon United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Bringing Science Education to Ugandan Rural Girls
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