Self Help Foundation

A microproject by Taking IT Global Vetted since 2012


The two decade long war not only changed the way of life of the people of Northern Uganda, it also changed their mindset in more than one way; it created a culture of dependency and surfaced barriers for young people to pursue education in schools. The Self Help Foundation works to change peoples' mindsets about using their own resources to solve community challenges.

total raised
monthly donors


High drop out in schools caused by lack of motivation and value applied to elementary and secondary education as well as poor educational standards.


The project will empower young people to join and stay in school and minimize the dropout rates in schools of Northern Uganda through supporting dialogues and partnerships between students, parents and the school communities. The project will establish vocational clubs to equip the students with skills to utilize the locally available materials which they can sell to parents and surrounding communities. These will engage students in schools and offer them learning through a livelihood project.

Long-Term Impact

The Project will help communities and especially young people to gain an alternative livelihood skill that they can use as a long term solution to the recover from the effects of the decade long war.


Virtual Home
Flickr Site

Organization Information

Taking IT Global

Location: Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @takingitgobal
Project Leader:
Kristle Calisto-Tavares
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Uganda or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.