Imagine that a child cannot go to school because she doesn't have a uniform. This is the reality for children, both girls and boys, when a uniform is required. What about the child who cannot keep up with his lessons because he doesn't have a pencil or an exercise book? Many of these children are from child headed households. Or being raised by a granny that may also be caring for 10 or 15 of her cousins. School falls behind housing, food and medicine in many households.
We will provide uniforms, exercise books, black books, pens, pencils, rulers, geometry sets and washing soap. We will also provide help with school fees for 27 of the older students. In Uganda, primary school is free, but the uniforms and supplies are not.
The project will keep 600 children in school giving them the opportunity to rise out of poverty. Education decreases early marriage, early pregnancy, and HIV. Education increases a community's ability to provide better nutrition, better health, HIV/AIDS education, sustainable agriculture and greater employment. Education is especially critical for girls.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
The River Fund, Inc.