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

Dear donors and supporters,

It is with very profound gratitude that I write to you this report.

The academic year 2022 came to an end amidst a mixed bag of issues. 

On a positive note,a number of the children under our Care have been able to complete the year at the learning centers and have been promoted to the next classes. For those in the other levels like the university they have also had very successful semesters which testifies to the great results of the support you have provided which ensures these children have access to the education that they so much need to attain.

At the moment The government through the ministry of education has introduced an IT based program called EMIS- Education Management Information System which allows all centers to upload information for all learners and as a result over 250 children in centers under our support have had their information collected and awaiting upload into the EMIS portal. There will be need for all children enrolling to be uploaded to the EMIS portal and this means that the need for the staff working in our centers to have IT knowledge. 


It is critical to note that the number of children accessing centers under our support are increasingly growing and services like classroom desks, classrooms,toilets are increasingly becoming constrained. The need to access support for putting in place these facilities can not be understated and we can only achieve these with support from our donors and well wishers. I would wish to invite you that at your most convenient timing you consider visiting us and advising on the best ways to offer children an environment where they are best placed to play, learn and grow.

In the course of the third term,it became so apparent that a number of our children could not be on uniform or have sufficient academic supplies because the parents have had a difficult impact of the economic meltdown resulting from the Russia Ukraine war that pushed prices of commodities very highl and setting Uganda on double digits inflation with devastating effect on the poor parents,as result we have had huge difficulty keeping the children in school but we thank God that with the support from you these were possible but I implore you to consider speaking to people in your network and consider putting some additional support so that we can better support the children in 2022.

Education for the rural poor is barely a luxury as in most circumstances these children come from poorest of the poor households where access to food alone is a challenge. In one of the centers we have ensured the provision of meals at the learning center and we have seen the great outcome on child performance, we look forward to mentaining this service for the children as besides improving their academic performance they have had great improvement in their physical growth and development.

I wish to sincerely thank you all for reading through this but we at The Odwar fund are so blessed to have you as partners in supporting us reach hundreds of children who would have otherwise not accessed education, you are always in our thoughts and prayers.


Looking forward to hearing from you and or seeing you when you make your mind to come down to Uganda to see the great change your donation and support is making in the Lives of the children

Best regards

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Parents with Teachers at an ECDC
Parents with Teachers at an ECDC

Dear Esteemed supportors,


It is with profound gratitutde that i write to you this report.


The second term in the academic calender in uganda has come to an end. This particular term has been particularily challenging because most parts of the country experienced extreeme weather challenges ocasioned by drought,the drought meant that communities had limited capacity to cultivate crops and those who were able to plant had most of the crops dried due to sunshine that was so prolonged,conserquently famillies of most children have been at the height of hunger and famine due to lack of food,many famillies had to go on one meal a day to cope up with the food scarsity.

Coupled with the famine,the economy has been very challenging with high fuel cost which led to rise in all major commoditity prices and this has led to many famillies living on basic survival means.

Against the above background,children who are the bed rock of our programming faced similar challenges as their famillies could not ably meedt ther daily needs including scholastic needs like uniforms,pens,books among others.

We want to sincerely thank you all for your continued support that has ensured that we can continue to support the children in whatever ways possible as a means of ensuring the securityof their future;an eductaed child is the future of our Nation and we can not be more grateful for a partnership with people like you who have continued to ensure that we keep chuildren in school.


As a result of your support,the term two has been successfully drwn to a close with children being able to spend some more time at home with their famillies.

Our friends and supporters,we want to continue to encourage you that much as we have been able to move,the challenges ahead are still many and we seek for more of your support and partnership so that we can be able to move forward and support more children.

Wishing you all a blessed new month and hoping that you are continuing to stay safe.

Best regards

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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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The Odwar Fund

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