The project will support 200 orphans whose parents died of HIV/AIDS. The funds will be used to pay school fees, books, food at school and uniforms. The funds for school fees will be delivered to various schools where individual children go to school and the books and uniforms will be supplied to the children. The project will give an impact by reducing the illiteracy level in the two villages of Lwaabala and Immanyiro in Mayuge District.
Blessed Echoes Children Alliance was formed out of the problem of orphans and vulnerable children in Mayuge District as a result of the parents who died of HIV/AIDS plus other children in the community who are very poor. There are many children who are employed in sugar cutting because the community in this area are engaged in sugar cane plantation as a business. Girls are given to early marriage and this project will benefit the children to access education and reduce the level of illiteracy.
The project will benefit the orphans and vulnerable both girls and boys to pay school fees, scholastic materials, food at school and uniforms. The mothers and guardians will also be sensitized on how to engage in agricultural activities in order to improve on the nutrition of their children and also have extra food for sale to sale to earn income. The training will help them achieve knowledge towards self-sustainability.
The education project will in the long run improve on the illiteracy problem and also the more the community is educated, it will also improve on the health condition of the community as the project will keep 200 children in schools. The long term benefit will be that there will be no more girls being given in early marriage and boys will no longer be engaged in sugarcane cutting anymore, hence there will be both a healthy and educated community.