Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl

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Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl
Educate 200 War & HIV/AIDS-Orphaned Ugandan Girl

My name is Omara, I am 27 years old having a home in Ireda and Anai in Lira District. I was picked in 2004 at Ireda Cmap by platform for Labour Action. I was taken to Erute primary school by Platform for Labour Action but I was not so bright in class and I stoped in primary four. In 2007, I was taken to Transworld Education centre by Platform for Labour Action, I did a short course on general electronic, and I finished my studies in general electronic in 2008. Currently, we joined our hand together with my friend Geoffrey and we opened company called WEBTECH COMPUTER CENTRE and we are dealing in computer repair, soft ware installation, and selling of second hand computers. I am now doing very well in computer works and even more than those who studies General electronic at University Level because some of them are doing their industrial training in our company. I am not like someone who originated from the camp because I am working on computers for different organizations am also requesting platform for Labour Action to start bringing their computers so that I start repairing for them at a low cost since they are my foundation. I have three children and a wife. I was able to construct a house for my family and my two children are schooling in a very good school in the district called BUBBLES KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL. I want to thank platform for Labour Action so much for supporting my studies, without them I would have died on the street like some of my late friends.


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My name is Auma, I am 11 years old, in primary four at Lira Army Primary School. I would like to thank PLA so much for supporting me in my education. I also want to thank PLA so much for making be who I am. I never knew that I was going to reach primary fou,r but to my surprise, I am now promoted to primary five. May God bless PLA so much. I also want to thank PLA so much for paying me breakfast and Lunch in school. It has really changed my life. I am now staying with a happy life in school like other children who are from rich families. I used to eat once in a day and sometimes I used only to drink water and I sleep with that is if my elder sister who works in a restaurant failed to come with food or if she does not go for work. I want to thank PLA so much for making me eat three times a day.


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QUARTERLY REPORT FOR THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER 2018

Platform for Labour Action with support from GlobalGiving Project is implementing a project entitled “Educate 100 War and HIV/AIDS Orphaned Ugandan Girls”. PLA is implementing a GlobalGiving program entitled Educate 100 War and HIV/AIDS Orphaned Ugandan Girls whose overall goal is to empower female children through education in Lango Sub region. This project was started as a response to the 21-year-old Lord Resistant Army (LRA) war that left so many children orphaned and destitute. There is a pressing need for rehabilitation and empowerment of female children through education. Lira district is no longer affected by war and the communities are in rehabilitation where there is need to better the future of these children through providing girl child education.

 

Platform for labour action through the GlobalGiving Donors is providing support of education  to 54 girls currently leaving in Lira district 3 in primary four, 8 in primary five, 17 in primary five, 26 completed primary seven. The project provides support to war and HIV/AIDS orphaned girls and those girls living with HIV/AIDS positive status with school fees, Lunch fees, counseling, scholastic materials such as books, pens, pencils, rulers, rubbers and school uniform, Toilet paper and mathematic sets and sanitary pads.

Through the home monitoring visit and school monitoring visit, Administrative Associate Lira field office monitors the schools where all these beneficiaries are studying. This is done through checking their conditions with their teachers during school, their living conditions when at school and providing psychological support at schools and during holidays at their homes.

In this quarter, a number of activities were carried out that included payment of fees for term one, counseling, school and home visits to the beneficiaries. Below are therefore the activities carried out in the three months of October, November and December, 2018.

SCHOOL VISITS

The school monitoring visits are meant to check on the beneficiaries’ performance in class and to see their behaviors at school and challenges they are getting from schools.

The school monitoring visits gives the organization the chance to meet the beneficiary’s teachers since in most cases they are the ones that see them while they are at school and have things to mention about their performances at schools.

 The school teachers also play big roles in shaping the beneficiaries better future especially when they get to know how vulnerable the children are through PLA staffs who are dealing with these children.

Four schools monitoring visits were carried out, the visits were made in Lira Primary School, Omito Primary School, Ireda Primary School and Otim Tom Primary School

 

There is however great improvement generally on the performance of these children in class and their living conditions of the children being supported.  The children now have great hope for living though some of them have worried that they are most likely not to complete their studies since the organization only stop with them in primary Level yet secondary Level are more expensive if you compare with primary Level.  Some of the guardians living with HIV/AIDS have greatly improved health wise and stress has greatly reduced and their children are living normal lives like other children with both parents. These guardians are also being supported psychologically by PLA staffs so that they do not stop taking their drugs due to social problems like poverty at their respective homes.

The Lango community has also appreciated the support given to the vulnerable children in their region and they are appreciating the help from Platform for Labour Action.

Speech from Deputy Head Teacher Lira Modern Primary School and Administrative Associate Lira office

 

My name is Opio, Deputy Head Teacher Lira Modern Primary School, I would like to appreciate PLA so much for supporting vulnerable children in the north. I really wants to thanks you people so much for choosing Lango as your area of operation with this project. Lango has suffered so much with wars and they have been in the camp for over 20 years which need a lot of support. I am also requesting PLA to add more beneficiaries since they are having a lot of disadvantage children our schools which needs support. I amm requesting the organization to start paying school fees for their children early enough to avoid taking this children back to their homes due to fee payment delays.

I would also like to appreciate PLA so much for providing these children with food  including  Breakfast and Lunch and it has improved their life and for the children suffering from HIV/AIDS their immunity has greatly improved. If am not mistaken, some of these children do survive on foods they get  from school only especially children who are under child headed family.

CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILDREN

  • Children are being over worked during holidays. They are requesting for equipment for Games and support to make this children busy with Games and sport during holidays.
  • Most of the children who completed primary seven end up dropping out of school. Since this project does not support this children to higher Level of Education, we are starting to support a few with secondary education and will look for resources for others to go for vocational training.

 

  • CHALLENGES FACED BY PLA

 

 

  • The funds are not enough to support all the children with school fees, uniform and food

Platform for Labour Action with support from Global Giving is implementing a project entitled “Educate 100 War and HIV/AIDS Orphaned Ugandan Girls”. PLA is implementing a global giving program entitled Educate 100 War and HIV/AIDS Orphaned Ugandan Girls whose overall goal is to empower female children through education in Lango Sub region. This project was started as a response to the 21-year-old LRA war that left many children orphaned and destitute. There is a pressing need for rehabilitation and empowerment of female children through education. Lira district is no longer affected by war and the communities are in rehabilitation where there is need to ensure that the children are rehabilitated and have access to education.

Platform for Labour Action through the Global Giving Donors is providing support for to 54 girls currently living in Lira district including; three children (3) in primary four, eight children (8) in primary five, seventeen children (17) in primary five, twenty six ( 26) in primary seven. The project provides support to war and HIV/AIDS orphaned girls and those girls living with HIV/AIDS with school fees, Lunch fees, counseling, scholastic materials such as books, pens, pencils, rulers, rubbers and school uniform, Toilet paper and mathematic sets and sanitary pads. Through the home monitoring visit and school monitoring visit, PLA staff monitor the schools where all these beneficiaries are studying. This is done through checking their conditions with their teachers during school, their living condition when at school and providing psychological support at school and during holidays. In this quarter a number of activities were carried out that included, taking children to schools, payment of fees for term two, counseling, school and home visits to the beneficiaries.

 

Below are therefore the activities carried out in the three months of July, August and September, 2018. Fees Payment Last QuarterWe were able to pay school fees for all beneficiaries in different schools where they are studying SCHOOL VISITS The school monitoring visits are meant to check on the beneficiaries’ performance class and to see their behaviors at school. The school monitoring visits gives the organization the chance to meet the beneficiary’s teachers since in most cases they are the ones that see the girls while they are at school and have one or two things to mention about their performances. T

he school teachers also play big roles in shaping the beneficiaries better future especially when they get to know how vulnerable the children are through PLA staffs who are dealing with these children. 7 schools monitoring visits were carried out, the school visits were made in King James Primary School, Ireda Primary School, Otim Tom Primary School, Omito Primary School, Erute Primary School, and Sir Samuel Joe Primary School. There is however great improvement generally on the living conditions of the children being supported. The children now have great hope for living. Some of the guardians living with HIV/AIDS have greatly improved health wise and stress has greatly reduced and their children are living normal lives like other children with both parents. The Lira community has also continued to recognize the support given to the orphans and they are appreciating the help from Platform for Labour Action.

Good news Out of 16 beneficiaries who sat for Primary Leaving Examination Board in 2017, 13 of them got free education from the various schools Like Patricia was being Admitted in MT St Mary Namagunga Lugazi because of her good performance in her primary examination and she is also a very good foot baller, 10 of them were being admitted at premier comprehensive school Lira for their good talent in girls foot ball and they are only paying scholastic materials costing them 60,000= per term, two girls were being given scholarship at The Vision High School. All these happened due to the lobby from the PLA staff with schools and District Officers to support these children.

CHALLENGES FACED BY CHILDREN

Most of the children are being engaged to child domestic labour during holidays to look for survival especially during holidays. They work for people but later they do not get payment They are being given Heavy work during weekend, early in the morning and evening After class Some guardians are over working these children and they are reporting to school very late in the morning, hence making them not to perform well in class since they reach class when they are tired and not psychologically stable.

 

ACTION TAKEN BY PLA

Local Leaders are being Advised on how the project runs and how the organization is raising money to pay this children. These girls are being provided with psychosocial support and they are advised to report any abuse to the elders, police or any Local Leaders around Children are taken through counseling to strengthen them psychologically in attaining self-confidence. Guardian who were not supporting the children and are mistreating them , pushing the into early marriage, are being counseled and educated on how to deal with this children and child right and protection Regular visits to the schools are being made by the PLA staff to check on the progress and performance of the children.

My name is Racheal, 13 years old, I am in primary Six at Lira Modern Primary, School, I would want to thanks Platform for Labour Action for supporting me through paying my school fees. I used to sell Bananas in town, working in the Garden from morning to evening but now days PLA has talked to my Guardiance and I am Not doing heavy work like before.

I am now going to school every day since the school bursar is not sending me away from school even when PLA has not yet paid my tution, the school calls them and follows it up with the organisation. I used to eat once in a day, but now days I take maize meal at school and Lunch at school and if I go back home even if they do not give me food, I am still fine from the meals I had at school. My life has changed for the better and I am grateful to all the people who help us to go back to school

Though auntie Susan’s Children (my Guardian), used to abuse me, that I am a poor girl, they are now admiring to be me since their daddy Lost his Job and all of them are not studying, I am the only one n the family attending school.  May God bless donors and PLA so much for them support my school and my dreams


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