Education
 Uganda
Project #11248

Build Classrooms for Primary Students in Uganda

by Youth Focus Africa Foundation

Summary

YOFAFO is an independent, Ugandan NGO based in the town of Lugazi. Our projects include a school in the village of Kitoola, where 450 students are enrolled - many of them orphans. Our dream is to see a child from this village go to university. But we urgently need to build an extra classroom block to accommodate a number of children who want to learn, but who we don't have the space for. The project will include a preschool and P7 classroom, and an office for teachers
$5,000
total goal
$0
remaining
78
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

In Uganda, only 52% of students who start primary school actually finish. Lack of education means most children end up being exploited for cheap labour. Currently, the director of YOFAFO is the only person from his village of Kitoola, to graduate from university. He is determined to change this fact. Thanks to YOFAFO and the volunteers who helped build a primary school at Kitoola, 450 children now have that chance. But YOFAFO has run out of room and urgently needs two more classrooms.

Solution

Classrooms are an essential part of learning - they are a place for children to feel safe, to be creative, to create and use interactive learning tools, and to store books and other supplies. Building a classroom for Primary 7 will ensure students have the option of staying in school. The second classroom will be for the preschoolers, as their current classroom is not protected from the weather. The office will give the teachers space to plan lessons and hold meetings.

Long-Term Impact

This school already provides children and their community with a sense of hope and something they can be proud of. We instill in children a sense a confidence about their future, a sense of self-belief, the right to dream, and a love of learning. These classrooms will ensure hundreds of children have the opportunity to break out of a cycle of poverty, and grow into innovative young people who can contribute to a brighter Uganda

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.yofafo.org
our web site
Our Facebook page
Our Twitter site

Organization Information

Youth Focus Africa Foundation

Location: Kampala, Central - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.yofafo.org
Youth Focus Africa Foundation
Project Leader:
Valence Lutaisire
Kampala, Uganda

Funded Project!

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

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