Aug 3, 2020

Your gift changes a child's life today

We are thankful to the generous individual who have change the life of the only one child sponsored so far!

Uganda as a nation has been on lock down for over 5 weeks with two more weeks ahead, schools closed seven weeks back. The donation to this project project is directed to sponsored child education, medical care, school requirements and feeding.

Schools closed after the organisation had paid the first installment of school fees and all school requirements. After the closure of schools management decided to continue supporting children with food to help them through the covid 19 as most of the supported children were getting nutritious food from schools.

Education is vital to breaking the cycle of poverty but school in Uganda is not free. As a Child Sponsor, you will make a huge difference in the life of vulnerable child by giving them the gift of education.

The cost for sponsoring a child is $40 a month. This cost covers not only the school fees but also other necessities that the child requires in order to attend school. This includes shoes, uniform, school books, pencils, medical care, school meals and anything else they may need to fully participate in their education. We allocate children to sponsors depending on the needs and family situation of the child, starting with the neediest child first.

However as government continue to extend the lock down due to continued spread of Covid 19, the future is unpredictable as more challenges emerge that require our intervention. However we are grateful to all the donors for being part of our community.

By helping a child to go to school, you are enabling them to break the cycle of poverty and giving them hope for a bright future. If you would like to help make a difference in a child’s life by giving them the gift of education, then we would love you to become a Child Sponsor with us.

We are still struggling with the 40 children with dire need for help. Change a child’s life today by giving them the gift of education

Aug 3, 2020

Project progress, quarterly report

The management of SCOEN wish to thank all generous donors that have continued supporting the less fortunate amidst this challenging time for us all of Covid 19 or corana virus.

Uganda as a nation has been on lock down for over 16 weeks now, schools closed upto now.The schools are yet to open up, the ministry of Education and Sports announce this years fate will be pronounces this month of August, 2020.

If schools are to open. the identified schools have no enough separate latrines for boys, girls and teachers, the three categories tend to share the same latrines which make it difficult for a girl child epecially.

SCOEN aims is to constructdrainable girl friendly VIP latrines of 5 stances each with wash room and to
provide reliable hand washing facility for girls of menstruating age in the five public schools identified in Bukedea and Soroti district. Also, to reduce the high pupil to latrines ratio and  provide a separate girls' pit-latrine with washing facilities and clean water in the 5 schools, this will ensure school attendance of girls during menstruation and increase the number of girls with qualifications.

In the life time of a woman, she will have a total of around 3,000 days of menstruation. For her basic schooling period which range from primary 3 to 7 the number of such days is 450.
There is a growing awareness of special needs of girls in the school. At school, girls are faced with poor facilities – inadequate hand washing facilities, no privacy and non-functioning or insufficient toilets. This reduces their school attendance. Adolescent girls are often absent from school due, in part, to inadequate sanitation facilities. It is important to realize that one out of two 13-year-old girls will probably be menstruating. One in eight girls begins to menstruate (menarche) when she is 11 years or younger.

Aug 3, 2020

Project update during the COVID -19 period

Compassion hearts is a call for community to step up, find little ways to help Sicklecell anaemia children during COVID-19. The rapid spread of COVID-19 has meant theSickle cell anaemia children we support have been disconnected from us for over 32days. These families are not equipped to deal with the pandemic. With all diseases,the Sickle cell anaemia child is always most at risk. We need to provide information,essential items and support to ensure these families we support are safe.

The project works to will help us provide information, care kits-emergency supplieslike; sickle cell treatment - HYDROXYUREA TREATMENT recommended, food, soap &sanitary products for Sickle cell anaemia children and their loved one. Also withcontinue our essential counselling programme to these families on phone to ensurethey are alone.

What we have accomplished

Compassion hearts: Serving COVID19 in sickle-child has reached 20 sickle cellanemic children with 10Kgs of Maize Flour - Posho, with 5Kgs of rice, 5Kgs of bean, 2Bars of soap and liquid soap. The project has also engaged the caretakers of thechildren during the home visit and the delivery of the food items on the challengesthey go through, what and how they think should be done to minimise the crisis –painful attack on the children. The food items were delivered door to door to avoidattracting the gathering of people so as to combat the spread of COVID-19.

We have also conducted COVID-19 Cell Disease: Frequently Asked Questions sessionthat surely helped the caretakers and Sickle Advice for family members andcaregivers - Family members and caregivers of people with sickle cell disease

Challenges

There were few challenges and we were able to overcome, this included floods in one sub county of Kolir, that made out door to door delivery difficult it increased the cost of travel/delivery, the beans were very scarce and expensive.

Difference that your donation made

The grant has enabled us to provide at least 25 meals for the sickle cell anaemicchild which was challenging many of the caregivers could not access markets oreven sell their own produce to feed their children with total lockdown that wasimplemented.

stigma and myths about sickle cell disease are widespread in these communities.Stigmatisation isolates sickle-cell patients and their families from society. In manycases, women with sick children are abandoned by their husbands, whichcomplicates their financial situation and, by extension, access to treatment. Withthis project we able to unite one family (the husband, wife and children) thehusband had abandoned his family. The family has 5 sickle cell children out of 6, thisso breaking.

This messaged has made rounds in the community and we are proud of the your generosity that has given us the greenlight to change our communities, information is power and a step to change!

 
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