Families in rural Eastern Uganda struggle to survive and find it more valuable to have their children work in the fields-or their young girls to marry-than attend rundown, over-crowed public schools. When children do attend these schools, they have little hope for real learning. We've demonstrated that these kids can excel when given the right tools. Our model school-and assistance to public schools-have made AAH a beacon of hope for more than 50,000 children in a remote, under-served region.
When children are sick or hungry they cannot learn. They can't learn without textbooks and well-trained teachers. They can't learn if they're tending fields. AAH provides free healthcare, a hot lunch everyday, teacher training for AAH (and public school) teachers, and uniforms,books and school supplies so children can learn. We engage parents/guardians to change thinking about the value of education. We cover secondary students' tuition, uniforms, healthcare, books, room/board and travel home.
With approximately 50 new primary students enrolling at our school each year, we expect the multiplier effect to have a significant impact in this underserved region. As our 600+ kids complete their education, they give back to their communities, and help more children to learn. Some want to become doctors, others want to teach; as they succeed, others will benefit. By providing jobs and buying locally when possible, we are help villages become self-sustaining.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
A Volunteer's Welcome
We believe in the children of Uganda; do you?