Project #12259

Educate 600 Orphans in Rural Eastern Uganda

by The River Fund
$5,840 Raised
total goal
monthly donor
Together we can break the cycle of poverty and disease by educating children! Send a child to school for a year for less than $20 per child! You can help change the life of 600 orphaned and vulnerable children (OVC) in very rural E. Uganda. Your donation will provide everything from school uniforms, exercise books, pens and pencils, rulers, and geometry sets, to washing soap. These children live everyday without electricity or running water. We can make a difference in their young lives!


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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Rayland Rural Development Organisation
The River Fund, Inc.

Organization Information

The River Fund

Location: Sebastian, Florida - USA
Project Leader:
Joseph Onyango
Executive Director
Kampala, Uganda