Education to Students and Children Under Six Years

by The Odwar Fund
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years
Education to Students and Children Under Six Years

Greetings from The Odwar Fund!

It has been a while since we were in touch and i wish to bring you to speed with what is happening here at The Odwar Fund especially in the academic arena after the covid. It is quite difficult to really explain what is happening but quite frankly life has not been the same with the emmergence of Covid. What has commonly been described as the new normal will take a while to become a normal trend especially with the education of children.

In Uganda,most schools opened to children on the 10th of January 2022 but itbwas a bee hive of activity for children,parents and teachers ie schools to be precise. The fact that choldren had been out of school for nearly two years meant that there was to be a lot of adjustment measures to help kids resume to near normal life,the most challenging being which class/grade should a particular child be enrolled in. Indeed this caused a lot of problems with amny children and parents realising that age was not comformimg to class or grade. 

As a result of this many schools had to take a deision to promote children based on their ages and this in itself comes with challenges because a child in primary three would have been best placed to be in primary two and as a result they end up having a double responsibility to try and catch up with workload of primary two and thrfee at the same time.

Those in nursery section,had even more challenges becaue a number of children had to compromise early childhood development level and progress straight to primary one and this means that they are having a lot of challenges with counting,reading,spelling which should have been learnt at the early childhood stage.

With the above,came the challenge that most parents have had dificulty making money due to lockdown and as a result many rural parents have had a loyt of difficulty meeting the scholastic needs of the children with many prefering that their children stays at home due to inabnility to meet requirements at school.

The other problem that came with the covid situation was the aspect of teenage pregnancy,Government agrre that prenant girls be allowed to get back to school but the issue of religion had some efects as well,even at the personal level the issue of stigma could not allow most of the girls that got pregnant to get back to school.

Friends whereas the above chalnges describe the education post covid,there are positives to it,there is a surge in the number of children entering school because of the backlog with many classes becoming double or triple in terms of attendance. Many schools are also now facing the challenge of pit latrines getting filled up more quickly due to the surge in number of children in school because those children that could have beem moved to secondary school remained in primary due to the transition challenges.

Given the above scenario,we believe as an organization there is a lot of work to be done and we are counting on you our friends,partners and supporters to help us meet the needs of the hundreds of children whose future entirely depends on them accessing quality education and early childhod care.

We thank you for the generosity and wish to urge you to keep reaching out to more friends that can support our work on the ground,the nneds are still immense but we are not relenting.

Wishing you the very best of luck and we here at The Odwar Fund want to sincerely thank you for always having us in your thoughts.

Best Regards

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Dear our esteemed donors and supporters,

I send you warm greetings from The Odwar Fund and i trust you are well.

The prolonged lockdown has had devastating effect not only on education but also on livelihoods of children and their famillies.

The girls and boys have grown much bigger than their class and there will be great need for accellerated promotions and this may calll for decogestion of syllubus to allow for better understanding by learners.

Our teachers too will need to be supported to adopt to new methodologies of teaching which are learner friendly.

We appreciate our supporters for all the generosity and request for your continued support to ensure that as the children get back to school we can continue to support their adjustments to the new normal.

The success of our work depend grossly on you and as we end 2021 and cross to 2022 we are faced with new arrays of unique challenges which will call for new thoughts and ideas,we therefore call upon you to support us with ideas,opinions that can enable us move forward,also whenever possible we still have several gaps that require financial engagement and as a result we request you to continue to have us in your financial planning and thoughts so that we can continue to extend support to the children and communities that are in dare need of support from us.


I thank you

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Dear esteemed donors and supporters,

I send you warm greetings from The Odwar Fund.

The past few months have seen a huge challenge with the closure of schools especially for children aged 3-13 years. The rural children have been the most affected by this school coseout because they entirely depend on conventional learning methods of a teacher and children in the classroom. For their counterparrts in urban centers who are prvillaged to have digital mechanisms to fsoter learning,there is online studies going on nromally and yet at the end thsese children wil face the same future including national exams,it is extreemly appaling that those who already live within the bare minimum means will not have any hope of breaking out of this circle since they will remain trapped in poverty and ignornace exerbated by covid 19.

This situation has indded worsened tha already very huge dropout rate among rural girls and the rate of early marriages for the young girls just continue to spiral. The Odwar Fund has had a strong feet in trying to reduce the rate of earlu mariages among school age girls but the covid scenario just makes it worse by the day.

As an organization we continue to thank all our supporters who have been standing with us through the difficult times but this new pandemic has posed a completely new challenge with new narratives that require multifaceted approaches that we can only say will only be made possible through continued support from our donors and supporters and this time with very bold intentional steps.

Even when school finally open we anticipate that the standard operating procedures will stay with us and rural schools that have inadequate facilities will have cahllenges adopting to the SOPs and as a result we wish to request that our supporters and donors consider making new donation plans to support us through this new challenges of adopting to the new challenge and even so helping us continue our support for the reduction of early mariages among school going girls.

I want to sinceeely than GlobalGiving and our donors and wish pledge our commitnment to working for the children who greatly need our support

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Dear Esteemed Donors and Supporters,


I hope you are all doing well in the midst of the Covid 19 challenges.

I wish to let you know that the effects of Covid 19 on the education sector has become so apparent than was estimated. At the moemnt a number of school girls have been lost to early pregnancy as a result of the long stay at home duri ng the lockdown imposed due to covid 19. Since many of the girls are actually below chiuld bearing age,the effects of pregnancy on their health is equally deplorable.

Given that the back to school calender has been spaced to allow for SOPs to be adhered to,a number of parents are finding difficulty to even follw the calendar makimng many schools to have extreemly poor attendance. The other effect of covid is that many parents have lost livelihood as a result of lost of bussiness,jobs and market for their products and more parents thatn ever are finding difficulty in providing scholastic materials for their children leave alone contribute to food tatios for the children.

Kole being in a region with majority of people leving bellow a dollar a day even before the pandemic faces a major challenge coping with the New Normal and this will means it will take quite long for education sector to ebgin to perform well and in my view unless couragious steps are taken by donors,supportters and government,there will a lost generation as a result of several children not being able to attend school. In my opinon,this is a wake up call for International donors in the ducation sector to begin to take bold steps in financing organisations in the education sector without putting so much strings on funding siunce solutions to these challenges requires multi-pronged approaches that would require untied financing to education sector so that children can be supported to cope with the impact of this pandemic.

Please our suppoerter i wish to implore you to consider directing your support towards avcellerating children come back to school and stay in school. The need at the orga nisation is so great and we seek you support to enable us cope at this critical stage in the education of our children.

I thank you and wish you well.

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Dear our Esteemed Donors and supporters,


I hope this finds you well. It's been quite a while since we interacted.

The impact of Covid 19 has had far reaching impact on the lives of school going children and I can confirm that the unprecedented negative impact on families in poor rural setting is one of devastation which may not go away even with the easening of lockdown in some cases .

Many children under Our Care have borne the brunt of this pandemic and it will take years for these impact to be erased. It's unfortunate that in a number of instances even children in poor rural setup are being expected to develop coping mechanism similar to those children in middle income economies and the first world.

This pandemic will give progres in achieving major milestones in education standards a stabb in the back especially for countries and regions like ours. 

I wish to reiterate that Education in the midst of this psndepan will require fresh thinking along best methodologies to tackle emnerging issues like online education which sounds like movie script to many communities in North Uganda where we operate. Achieving this will require that Donors put on New lenses that guarantee them opportunity to see beyond normal Peace meal support. 


Please, I would wish to note that the needs in education are fast changing and Donors in this sector need to rethink strategy and approaches with the most outcome and that offers sustainability from the common man's perspective


I also believe that through continued engagement we can make this country a better place.


As The Odwar Fund, I wish to request for your ommitment to the cause and kindly speak to someone who knows somebody who is not much confident and May they cone in and set up a vibrant donor network and pull hundreds of girls and boys out of despair.


You may have already given so much before to yjit project but I want to assure you that giving now sets the stage for revival of education in Our community.

Best regards

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The Odwar Fund

Location: Lira, Uganda - Uganda
Project Leader:
Eddy Morris
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