Children  Uganda Project #20588

Sponsor an orphan: Children of Bududa (Uganda)

by Bududa Canada Foundation Vetted since 2015 Site Visit Verified

Summary

We are trying to help some of the poorest and most at risk children in rural, Eastern Uganda. We have a vocational school teaching them marketable skills, an orphan's program providing support and lodging and a women's micro finance initiative. Your money will keep our initiatives running for the next year, thank you for your support. Please watch our video to learn more.

$20,993
total raised
164
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

The population of Bududa is exploding with the average family having 8 children. The schools in the area are overstretched and do not provide their students with vocational skills, leading to rising youth unemployment. This leads to many at risk children in the community. Due to many factors, such as the land slides in the area, HIV/AIDS and disease the number of orphans is also rising and there are not enough state facilities to care for said children.

Solution

We provide vocational courses in tailoring, carpentry, brick making/laying, nursery teacher training and computing. Thus our children leave school with skills that allow them to gain employment. We also work with orphans and at risk children. One of our recent graduates, Julius was orphaned at the age of 17. At one point he was so hungry that he considered joining a rebel army. We provided him with teaching, housing and meals. He now runs a furniture workshop with his best friend in Bududa.

Long-Term Impact

The project gives children in an extremely poor part of Uganda a chance to prosper; to break the relentless cycle of poverty. Moreover, these children will go on to form their own businesses and careers, meaning they will not be dependent on aid agencies. This project empowers them to lead their own lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.bududa.org

Organization Information

Bududa Canada Foundation

Location: Toronto, Ontario - Canada
Website: http:/​/​www.bududa.org
Project Leader:
Barbara Wybar
Bududa, Bududa District 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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