We are always looking to continue raising awareness to healthy habits to keep COVID19 out of our villages while trying to help our children not be left behind in their studies. Education is key to rise out of poverty and we are working with four volunteer teachers who are helping our children keep up to date on their studies. Our tutorial program offers classes from primary students all the way to secondary students.
This campaign was so important to maintain this program and also continue updating our handwashing stations with fresh soap and water and we reached our goal during the little by little campaign.
To date, we have installed over 500 tippy taps and have 71 students in our tutoring program at our guest house.
Thanks to all of you, we were also able to help with the schools and church re-opening in our villages!
Only 70 people are allowed at each church service and only the Primary, Senior 4, Senior 6 and University and College students are allowed to come to school to take their finals so they can move on to the next year. We are working very hard prepping our 3 children in primary 7 so they are able to pass their exams and move on to Secondary School!
Once again, thank you for helping us build the government mandatory handwashing stations for the church and the schools to open. It's with your support that made it possible!!
In the Rubuguri area of Uganda, The Angel Projects continues the fight against the spread of COVID-19 by building and maintaining tippy-taps (handwashing stations) as well as teaching the locals how to use them and how to take other preventive measures against the spread of disease. With your support we are getting close to over 100 tippy taps built throughout the Kisoro District!
Some delivery truck drivers that stock the local merchants who pass through the district have tested positive for COVID-19, but because of the precautions taken by the villagers, there have been no cases in the Rubuguri area. Our message on handwashing, wearing masks and maintaining social distance is being heard and adhered to.
The Feeding Program in Uganda for families whose incomes have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is thriving and the the support we have received is awesome.
Justus our general manager in Uganda has established a coupon program which provides local families with coupons they can exchange for food and other necessities at local shops. The coupons are created by Justus with our organization stamp so the merchants know they will be reimbursed by us when a villager uses a stamp in exchange for food or supplies needed. We are trying to reach out to the most needy and in some villages we are delivering sacks of flour and posho (the local meal) to be distributed to families. This is a program that we will need the most support to help prevent food insecurity while they wait for the country to open again so the people can work and earn a living for their family.
Thank you for all your support with these programs!
Justus picking up supplies for tippytaps
Tippytaps installed in the local areas
Justus making the food relief coupons
The food coupons
Sep 11, 2020
Education During COVID 19 and Quarantine
By Olivia Foster - Executive Director
One of our volunteer teaches & the new chalkboard
The schools in Uganda are currently closed due to the pandemic as in other parts of the world and The Angel Projects has been offering a tutoring service for the children in the area so that they do not fall behind in their studies. Remote learning is not a possiblity due to lack of computers, electricity and wifi as well as teaching the children how to use a computer in these remote areas.
We have four teachers who have volunteered to teach the children according to the syllabi used at the schools in the area. These children are able to continue learning together in small groups and we have opened our guest house to be used as classrooms and have had many people send support for school supplies as well as three chalkboards to help.
There just isn't enough room for social distancing, so temperatures are taken and any child that is not feeling well is asked to stay at home to keep this area free from any illinesses which could wipe out so many so quickly. Because of all the precautions that are in place (hand washing stations, masks, temperature checks, etc) there have been no cases of COVID 19 in this area.
We are hoping that schools open soon, but until then, we will continue teaching the children so they will not be left behind. Education is one of the critical components to eradicating poverty.
Thank you again for all your support because without it we would not be able to help these families.