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#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda

by The African SOUP, Inc.
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda
#GivingTuesday - Health and Education in Uganda

Summary

For nearly 10 years, The African SOUP has been improving the wellbeing of its students and the community through transformative learner-centered education, income-generating activities, and early interventions addressing malnutrition and preventable disease including HIV/AIDS. To expand and improve our supportive services, we must repair three classroom floors and renovate our students' boarding facility to increase safety and ensure students feel at home in our care.

$50,000
total goal
$45,700
remaining
25
donors
2
monthly donors
5
months

Challenge

Before The SOUP was founded in 2010, hundreds of malnourished children had no access to a school within walking distance of their homes in the rural village of Nabikabala in eastern Uganda. With the majority of our students' families living on less than $2/day and many other students orphaned from HIV/AIDS, war, or disease, educational and economic opportunities were severely limited. Moreover, children struggled to meet developmental milestones due to lack of healthcare and nutrition.

Solution

Our school serves as an environmentally sustainable community hub, providing quality education, nutritious meals, healthcare, and emotional support to 430 students and 50 families annually. Solar panels electrify the campus and a biogas latrine harnesses methane gas for crop fertilization and cooking in our outdoor kitchen. Our demonstration garden teaches students farming skills while providing supplementary fruits and vegetables to students and families to eat and replant in community gardens.

Long-Term Impact

This project will give 430 students access to high quality education, provide graduating students with the opportunity to continue on to secondary school, and improve the health outcomes of 50 families each year. By investing in the community holistically, children will develop in a healthy, eco-friendly environment and ultimately enter the workforce equipped to pursue a range of opportunities that will generate wealth and prosperity for their families, community, and future generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.theafricansoup.org
Organization's Website
Organization's Facebook Page

Organization Information

The African SOUP, Inc.

Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @theafricansoup
Project Leader:
Jill Kuhn
Atlanta, GA United States
$4,300 raised of $50,000 goal
 
37 donations
$45,700 to go
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