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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

Platform for Labour Action with support from GlobalGiving 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 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 better the future for all children especially the female children through providing the children with education.

Platform for Labour Action (PLA) through the GlobalGiving Donors is providing support for a better future to 23 girls currently leaving in Lira district 3 in primary five, 5 in primary six, 15 in primary seven and all these children are girls. 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.

School fees Payment

This quarter a total of one million seven hundred ninety six thousand shillings (1,796.000/=), PLA managed to clear school fees for three schools in the North that. The schools are Sir Samuel Joe Nursary and Primary School, Ireda Primary School and Omito Primary School

For all the discussion shared with class teachers for these pupils, it shows that, these children are performing well and they need more support from the organization in order for them to perform better than the way they are performing. The support which is to be provided urgently are Sanitary Pads and scholastic materials, During school visits in the month of September 2019, Head teachers of the schools whom the organization had cleared their fees promised to hand over report cards which was detained by school bursars to these children within a shorter period.

School monitoring visit were made, PLA Lira field staff officers visited the schools to ensure welfare for the children, provide them with psychosocial support, checking on their performance though all the schools did not give Administrative Associate opportunities to meet with these children since they failed to clear school fees for the Las three terms. Below are therefore the activities carried out in the three months of July, August and September 2019.

Home Visits

 Three home monitoring visits were made to the home of Atoke during holidays. Atoke was visited because she was declining at school in her performance  and it was suspected that it had to do with her living conditions.

Guardian to Atoke, Ms. Ongom

Ms. Ongom appreciated PLA for supporting Atoke.  She reported  that it was not going to be easy to support Atoke`s education with GlobalGiving`s support. She further asserted that she is a poor widowand she took on Atoke  whom she found abandoned by her mother  in the rental house near her home when she was eight years old and its coming to four years now and the mother has never come come for her daughter so Ms. Ongom has now assumed guardianship of the girl.She said that she is able to look for what to eat through the little business she does by selling Banana at the roadside. She said that, even her children are not studying because she lacks money to pay their fees and she thanks God so much for supporting Otoke with school fees.

 

SCHOOL MONITORING VISITS AND THE MATTERS ARISING FROM THE VISITS

During the quarter twelve (12)  school monitoring visit were conducted, PLA staff visited all schools and they appreciated and commended the schools  for accommodating our children for many terms without  their  fees being cleared.

The schools which were visited included; Sir Samuel Joe Nursery and Primary School, Ireda Primary School, Otim Tom Primary School, Omito Primary School, Erute Primary School, King James Primary School, Lira Model Primary School, Railways Primary School, Lira Army Primary School, Ojwina Primary School and Ober Primary School in Lira District,

Twenty three (23)  female children were visited and they received counsel on a number of issues affecting them; They were  further provided with psychosocial support and their teachers were also interacted with .

 

They shared their challenges and devised ways in which PLA could help. The staff also requested all School Administrators to be kind to these children and reliant especially if school fees take long to be cleared by the organization. The staff informed the school administration that the vulnerable children need support from the whole community at large including the school itself and sending the children home for school fees well knowing that its not the children`s guardians  who pay the school fees could discourage these children from of studying.

 

A visit to one of the class teachers to two of our children  Mr. Okullu  at Sir Samuel Joe Nursery and Primary School.

Mr Okullu class teacher to Atim  who is currently in Primary six (p.6) and Atoke  who is currently in Primary seven (p.7)  at the above school.

He started by appreciating PLA for supporting venerable girls in the North. He reported that, Atim is a a well performing girl  in the class and that  she is amongst the best 10 in His subject (Mathematic)

He stated that she could perform more than she is doing, but she lacks scholastic materials andTextbook. He also said that if possible, organization as a parent of these children should provide them with scholastic materials and textbooks to improve on their performance. He said that the preferred textbooks to be given to these children should be MK textbooks.

He also requested organization to provide these children with sanitary pads, smearing oils, School uniforms and shoes every term, which can cover all months.

He also requested the organization through their representative Administrative Associate to take these children to secondary education after completion of their primary Level.


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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 the donors and Platform for Labour Actio(PLA) 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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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 project with support from the aglobal 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 better the future for all children especially the female children through providing the girl child with education.

Platform for Labour Action (PLA) through the Global Giving Donors is providing support for a better future to 28 girls currently leaving in Lira district 1 in primary four, 7 in primary six, 6 in primary five, 20 in primary seven. Previously we have been supporting 58 children with Primary education but 30 of (58) these have left or advanced for the secondary level of education. Of the 30 children, 23 are in secondary school while 6 dropped out 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.

1

Ajwang Tracy

p.5

V.H Public school

2

Akullu

p.7

Lira Primary School

3

Apio

p.7

Lira Primary School

4

Atoke

p.7

Sir Samuel Joe

5

Adero

p.7

Sir Samuel Joe

7

Ajok

p.7

Otim Tom Primary School

8

Anyango

p.7

Otim Tom Primary School

9

Akullu

p.5

Omito Primary School

10

Akello

p.7

Omito Primary School

11

Apio

p.6

Ojwina Primary School

12

Auma

p.7

Ojwina Primary School

13

Auma

p.7

Lira Model Primary School

14

Akello

p.7

Lira Model Primary School

15

Auma

p.5

Lira Army primary School

16

Nakomeh

p.7

Lira Army Primary School

17

Adongo

p.7

Adyel Boarding School

18

Akello

p.6

King James Primary School

19

Angwec

p.6

King James Primary School

20

Apio

p.7

Ober Primary School

21

Amoo

p.6

Ober Primary School

22

Akello

p.7

Erute Primary School

23

Kica

p.7

Eliaoulet Primary School

24

Atim

p.7

Eliaoulet Primary School

25

Among

p.7

Ireda Primary School

26

Alupo

p.7

Ireda Primary School

27

Auma

P.5

Adyel Boarding School

28

Adongo

p.7

Adyel Boarding Primary Schol

.

Out of 26 beneficiaries who completed primary seven last year 2018, 20 of them joined secondary schools on merits through sports and good performance in their primary Leaving Examination Board. Some of the schools they are attending include are the following; The Vision High school, St Mary Kitente on sport, St Mary Aboke Girls SS, King James Comprehensive SS, Premier Progressive SS and St Katherine secondary school. Majority of the children are doing well and have gone ahead to get scholarships for secondary education 20 of the 26 children are attending schools without having to pay school fees in secondary and they are appreciating Platform for Labour Action for supporting them. For instance  Akullu went to ST. Mary Kitende  in Kampala,Kitende is one of the best private schools in Uganda. She reported that without Platform For Labour Action and global giving`s support, she was not going to reach Kitente. She said that she will not forget about Platform for Labour Action in her life. The six girls need funds for school as they finalized primary school and hence need to support them either with vocational training or secondary school.Without further support they are unable to continue with school.

  1. Ayo
  2. Akello
  3. Amongi
  4. Ayugi
  5. Akello
  6. Amoli

 

School monitoring visits

Schools were visited by PLA staff to assess the living conditions of the children and to provide them with psychosocial support, checking on their performance. The schools have had to be patience with the organization as the organization has taken long to complete payments for the school fees for all the children and it has been a challenging quarter to even access the information from schools because of late payments of school fees and also having arrears.

. The school which was visited was Sir Samuel Joe Nursery and Primary School, Eliaoulet Primary school, King James Comprehensive School, Lira Primary School and Otim Tom Primary The school teachers and Head teachers play big roles in accommodating beneficiaries at school and providing them with meals though the organization has not paid their fees and meal fees due to Lack of fund.

All the schools are still allowing school beneficiaries to attend including where the schools fees had not yet been paid.

All the schools did not released report card to these children at the end of every term as they claimed that, they will released report card to these children or their organizationafter clearing of the school fees due.

recommendation to look for community fund from Global giving to support children who want to go for vocational training.

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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 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 female children through providing girl child education.

 

Platform for labour action through the Global Giving Donors is providing support for a better future to 28 girls currently leaving in Lira district 3 in primary five, 8 in primary six, 17 in primary five, 17 in primary seven. Today date the project has supported 79 children affected by War and HI/AIDS 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 visits, PLA monitors homes where all these beneficiaries stay. This is done through checking their conditions with their guardians during holidays, their living condition when at home and providing psychological support at both homes during holidays.

In this quarter a number of activities were carried out that included home monitoring visits, school monitoring visits and counseling were given to both guardians and the school beneficiaries. Below are therefore the activities carried out in the three months of January, February and March 2019.

HOME MONITORING VISITS

Home monitoring visits were meant to check on the beneficiaries’ condition during holidays with their guardians. It also gives the organization time to meet with the guardians to beneficiaries and share with them the situation of these children at home and advising them on how to stay with these children.

10 home monitoring visits were made and out of all, one girl Auma a from a child headed family narrate her story

Auma

My name is Auma, 11 years old, a pupil of Lira Army Primary School in Primary five, I live here in Adekokwok, I wants to thank Platform For Labour Action so much for supporting my education I used to go to school only at the beginning of term but when PLA started paying my school fees,  I can study the whole term without being sent a way to look for school fees and look for scholastic materials. During school time, am very ok because I eat at school but during holidays, I gets a lot of difficulties in getting what to eat. If o do not go to a hotel for working like washing plate, sauce pans and other utensils in a hotels, I do not get what to eat with my sister Amung.  Unfortunately, my sister is a deaf girl. I cry all the time if I go with her to look for money at peoples home. They always beat her seriously once they tell her something and she fails to hear and do something differently. Our bosses do not consider her problem.  Amung is 13 years old. She did not go to school because we lack money to pay her fees also. Due to prolonged sunshine, fruits like mangoes have failed to ripen we could be enjoying fruits a lot and not bothering thinking what to eat

 

Amung a sister to Auma found preparing supper during monitoring visit by Administrative Associate

Apio neighbor

My name is Apio, 65 years old; I used to see you coming here with vehicles. I want you to help these children with all your hearts. These children have a lot of problem some time back, they made an alarm here and we found that, some people who addicted with drugs wanted to rape them. If I have money, I could accommodate these children at my home here but I am a widow with seven grand total orphan children who are not going to school because of Lack of money. I want to thank you so much for paying school fees for this child. I was requesting you if you can even support this one who has problem in her ear, it was going to be so great. God was going to reward your organization so much because she is having a lot of difficulties in how to get what to eat especially during school time if her younger sister is at school. Please I am requesting your organization to come up and help these young children for their future.

My name is Amule  63 year’s old living here in Omito Village, a guardian to Awor, your Beneficiary who completed her primary seven Last year 2018 She scored the following Aggregate,

Subject                                                           Aggregate

  1. English …………………………….8
  2. mathematic………………………..8
  3. science……………………………..7
  4. social studies……………………...3

Total Aggregate…………………26

 I want to thank you so much for supporting this child up to this level of education. it has not been easy to all of us since I picked this child from her late grandfather, I never expected her to reach this level of education, as poor as I am, I managed to pick her and I brought her to my home because during the burial of her late grandfather, no one took interest of taking care of her and she took her up. I am requesting the organization kindly to help Apio take her to secondary education because she is a very good orphan. for the Last five years she has stayed with her, she did not get any problem with her. she said that Apio wants to be a teacher but she has nothing apart from the organization to make her meet her ambition.

My name is Omara , 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 bright in class and I stopped 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. Am now doing very well in computer works am 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 am working on computers for different organizations am also requesting platform for Labour Action to start bringing their computers so that I start reparing for them at a low cost since they are my foundation. Have two wives one is having two children and one is having three children. Have constructed them their homes and my two children are schooling in a very good school in the district called BUBBLES KINDERGARTEN SCHOOL. I wants 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.

CHALLENGES FACED

  • We have limited funds to support all the children in schools and once they finish primary schools it becomes hard to continue supporting adequately. 

Conclusion

In the next quarter, the beneficiaries will continue to receive counseling, there will be school and home visits and a holiday event where the beneficiaries will get to share their life experiences at both school and their homes.

 

 

 


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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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