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20,000 Books for Children in Rural Uganda

by enjuba Spelling Bee
20,000 Books for Children in Rural Uganda
20,000 Books for Children in Rural Uganda
20,000 Books for Children in Rural Uganda
20,000 Books for Children in Rural Uganda
20,000 Books for Children in Rural Uganda
20,000 Books for Children in Rural Uganda

Summary

This project aims to raise 20,000 books to reach and impact over 60,000 children in rural Uganda, to whom very little learning if any is happening since schools closed due to COVID19 in March.

$10,000
total goal
$4,119
remaining
76
donors
1
monthly donor
1
fundraiser
2
years

Challenge

Due to COVID19, all schools in Iganda, just like many parts of the world, were shutdown. Unfortunately, millions of children in rural Uganda have not had a chance to continue learning, as they have no access to electricity, computers, internet and Radios are monopolised by adults. In effect many girls have already gotten pregnant and several boys are taking on petty jobs, making it even harder for them to go back to school when schools open, which is not in sight yet.

Solution

We plan to take locally relevant, beautifully illustrated and attractive books to children in select communities across the country. Through this we shall be providing some reading materials and encouraging story books to keep these children still interested in learning and looking forward to getting back to school and of course falling in love with books, learn to read so they can read to learn.

Long-Term Impact

This project will improve literacy and learning outcomes of children, directly impacting on school completion rates, which are very low. As children learn to read and read to learn, their grades in class will increase dramatically, increasing their chances to succeed and reducing on the risk on national security and Development as many of them will be able to graduate from college and get jobs that enable them to contribute to National transformation rather than being a burden.

Resources

http:/​/​www.spellingbee.ug

Organization Information

enjuba Spelling Bee

Location: Kampala - Uganda
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @enjuba1
Project Leader:
Aaron Kirunda
Kampala, Uganda

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