SHARE Project is a Non Governmental Organization working in Pallisa Uganda to educate orphaned and vulnerable children. Our project goals are to complete construction of the Hammerslag School, to provide adequate food and supplies for the boarding children, and to offer financial assistance to all day students in need of care and education. All schools were closed in March to stop the spread of COVID-19. They were partially re-opened on October 15 to allow candidate classes to resumes studies.
Pallisa is an extremely poor and rural area with a lack of access to quality education and support for its vulnerable populations, namely orphaned children. Therefore, SHARE Project's primary beneficiaries are critically needy and disadvantaged children that lack adequate food, proper shelter, healthcare, and an education that can ensure they thrive as individuals whom are able to contribute to a strong and prosperous future for Uganda. COVID-19 is made matters worse, rural households (struggle)
The school will provide vulnerable and rural communities with access to quality education, improved living conditions, healthcare and other support services. In doing so, we believe that these children will be given a better chance at succeeding in life and providing for their own families someday. COVID-19: Ministry of Health-Uganda says "if schools implement the stipulated guidelines to the dot, there would be nothing to worry about as children return to school."
The long term-impact of our cause is to build a sustainable and thriving school, which gives children a solid education and the opportunity to break out of poverty. In turn, this will help ensure that future generations have the same access and opportunities. Eventually, we hope to offer vocational and job training to young adults so that they can lift themselves and their families out of poverty. MoH says-"that measures are needed to make sure that learners and teachers do not spread COVID-19".
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Video of the children in the classroom