This project will provide a home for fifteen disadvantaged and vulnerable young girls and boys and continue to provide their educational needs for a year.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Uganda, with the highest HIV/AIDS rates in Africa has witnessed an increase in the number of orphans and vulnerable children. The situation is worse in rural areas and girl children are especially at risk. The beneficiaries of this project are girls between the ages of 5 and 18.
How will this project solve this problem?
The project will try to meet these young girls social and educational needs: a home, access to education, knowledge about self hygiene and family support for those who have lost their parents and loved ones to HIV/AIDS.
Potential Long Term Impact
The beneficiaries stand a chance to attain formal education as a base on which to build skills that will be helpful in their futures. It is also our hope that with our support, the girls will remain in school longer, thus avoiding early marriage and the associated risks.
Total Funding Received to Date: $18,309
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $12,741
Total Funding Goal: $31,050