Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center

by Child Crisis Center Uganda
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Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Expansion on Magooli Children's Education Center
Happy at lunchtime!
Happy at lunchtime!

Child Crisis Center Uganda's (CCCU) mission has always been to bring accessible education to the underdeveloped community of Magooli, Uganda. In this remote part of Uganda, the children who were fortunate enough to attend school (prior to CCCU’s involvement), had to put up with undesirable circumstances that led to a high dropout rate. The children used to walk 4-5 kilometers to school in the morning and then 4-5 kilometers back home. This walk is not only long, but it is dangerous for many of the children (especially the girls) and they are walking barefoot and in all weather conditions. During the school day, a child attending government schools will be in a classroom of at least 50 children (and sometimes upwards of 200 children) in a classroom all trying to compete for attention and direction from one teacher. Child Crisis Center Uganda has worked hard to bring a nonprofit educational academy to the community and alleviate the need for the children to travel and compete in overcrowded government schools. 

After providing the school structure, Child Crisis Center Uganda then looked even further at the individual hindrances to education in an underdeveloped community. The main theme we saw here was lack of sanitation as well as lack of privacy. There is a high dropout rate amongst girls when they begin to menstruate - without proper sanitary pads, or a private space away from the boys and others to deal with this change, the girls instead just stopped attending school all together. It is important to our organization that everyone is able to get an education. For this reason we regularly provide sanitary supplies to the children, and we have also constructed a three stall latrine that provides each child with the privacy they need. 

Child Crisis Center Uganda's school, Magooli Children's Education Center - Namayingo (MCEC) has transformed the lives of the children tremendously. GlobalGiving has been a huge resource to us since the partner application process. Since this project began, the revenue generated by the GlobalGiving Campaign allowed us to pay our teachers while they were unable to officially work due to COVID-19, as well as purchase vital supplies and materials that we have had to previously reprioritize during the pandemic. This project has supplied the school with cabinets to store work, and a printer and ink to print out teachers' lessons; as this allowed the teachers to travel with lessons for each child and provide homeschooling.  Looking ahead, we hope to construct new latrines for the education center. 

In addition, thanks to the organization eMite, CCCU was able to construct a kitchen and cafeteria with working stoves. This greatly reduced the cooking time for preparing school lunches from seven hours to one hour, as well as secured the meals for the children while they are at school due to the fact that weather is no longer a possible disturbance for the Cooks, as they previously prepared meals outdoors. Thanks to a generous donor, our nonprofit was also recently able to implement a chicken farm consisting of 650 chickens and a feed grinder as a sustainable source of food and income for the Education Center. CCCU was also able to recently purchase uniforms, as well as a pair of shoes for each individual child; for most children, this is the first pair of shoes they've ever received. Most recently, we were able to provide our kitchen and cafeteria space with 14 tables and 60 chairs for the children to eat at during their lunch periods. The overall moral of the school has become so positive as these various advancements have been implemented, and we could not be more excited or grateful for this. 

However with more advancements comes more financial responsibility in regards to funding the academy's monthly expenses. Child Crisis Center Uganda now needs to financially support more children and more staff. For this reason, we are still eager to reach our goal through GlobalGiving so that we may keep the school afloat, as our monthly budget has increased. Currently there are 160 children attending the Education Center along with eight teachers, one cook and one nurse all on payroll. CCCU gives children a safe space close to home where they can receive individualized attention with the support of detailed and planned out curriculums. We are confident that with the continued support from our donors we will be able to continue to expand and improve the education of all children up to 18 years of age who reside in Magooli.

 

Snapshot from Physical Education class
Snapshot from Physical Education class
Children with their file folders
Children with their file folders
Two children smiling in their new uniforms
Two children smiling in their new uniforms
Exam time!
Exam time!
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Children saying hello with masks on

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Children smiling for the camera

Child Crisis Center Uganda's (CCCU) mission has always been to bring accessible education to the underdeveloped community of Magooli, Uganda. In this remote part of Uganda, the children who were fortunate enough to attend school (prior to CCCU’s involvement), had to put up with undesirable circumstances that led to a high dropout rate. The children used to walk 4-5 kilometers to school in the morning and then 4-5 kilometers back home. This walk is not only long, but it is dangerous for many of the children (especially the girls) and they are walking barefoot and in all weather conditions. During the school day, a child attending government schools will be in a classroom of at least 50 children (and sometimes upwards of 200 children) in a classroom all trying to compete for attention and direction from one teacher. Child Crisis Center Uganda has worked hard to bring a nonprofit educational academy to the community and alleviate the need for the children to travel and compete in overcrowded government schools. 

After providing the school structure, Child Crisis Center Uganda then looked even further at the individual hindrances to education in an underdeveloped community. The main theme we saw here was lack of sanitation as well as lack of privacy. There is a high dropout rate amongst girls when they begin to menstruate - without proper sanitary pads, or a private space away from the boys and others to deal with this change, the girls instead just stopped attending school all together. It is important to our organization that everyone is able to get an education. For this reason we regularly provide sanitary supplies to the children, and we have also constructed a three stall latrine that provides each child with the privacy they need. 

Child Crisis Center Uganda's school, Magooli Children's Education Center - Namayingo (MCEC) has transformed the lives of the children tremendously. GlobalGiving has been a huge resource to us since the partner application process. Since this project began, the revenue generated by the GlobalGiving Campaign has allowed us to pay our teachers while they are unable to officially work, as well as purchase vital supplies and materials that we have had to previously reprioritize. This project has supplied the school with cabinets to store work, and a printer and ink to print out teachers' lessons; which is especially important now during the pandemic- this allows the teachers to travel with lessons for each child. Looking ahead, we hope to construct new latrines for the education center. 

After this most recent Giving Tuesday, we are so thankful to have reached almost 2/3rds of our goal of $15,000 on this campaign! We feel very lucky to have had the finances to support the school and staff during the pandemic! We are thrilled to announce that the Education Center will be reopening in January of 2022!

In addition, thanks to the organization eMite, CCCU was able to construct a kitchen and cafeteria with working stoves. This greatly reduced the cooking time for preparing school lunches from seven hours to one hour, as well as secured the meals for the children while they are at school due to the fact that weather is no longer a possible disturbance for the Cooks, as they previously prepared meals outdoors. Thanks to a generous donor, our nonprofit was also recently able to implement a chicken farm consisting of 650 chickens and a feed grinder as a sustainable source of food and income for the Education Center. CCCU was also able to recently purchase uniforms, as well as a pair of shoes for each individual child; for most children, this is the first pair of shoes they've ever recieved. 

However with more advancements comes more financial responsibility in regards to funding the academy's monthly expenses. Child Crisis Center Uganda now needs to financially support more children and more staff. For this reason, we are still eager to reach our goal through GlobalGiving so that we may keep the school afloat. Currently there are 160 children attending the Education Center along with seven teachers, one cook and one nurse all on payroll, with a an eighth teacher to start when the Education Center reopens in the new year. CCCU gives children a safe space close to home where they can receive individualized attention with the support of detailed and planned out curriculums. We are confident that with the continued support from our donors we will be able to continue to expand and improve the education of all children up to 18 years of age who reside in Magooli.

Children lined up to turn in their school work
Children lined up to turn in their school work
Child with new shoes
Child with new shoes
Children trying on new school uniforms
Children trying on new school uniforms
A sponsored child, Peter, with new bedding
A sponsored child, Peter, with new bedding
Child eating a meal prepared in the new kitchen
Child eating a meal prepared in the new kitchen

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Children in Masks

Child Crisis Center Uganda's (CCCU) mission has always been to bring accessible education to the underdeveloped community of Magooli, Uganda. In this remote part of Uganda, the children who were fortunate enough to attend school (prior to CCCU’s involvement), had to put up with undesirable circumstances that led to a high dropout rate. The children used to walk 4-5 kilometers to school in the morning and then 4-5 kilometers back home. This walk is not only long, but it is dangerous for many of the children (especially the girls) and they are walking barefoot and in all weather conditions. During the school day, a child attending government schools will be in a classroom of at least 50 children (and sometimes upwards of 200 children) in a classroom all trying to compete for attention and direction from one teacher. Child Crisis Center Uganda has worked hard to bring a nonprofit educational academy to the community and alleviate the need for the children to travel and compete in overcrowded government schools. 

After providing the school structure, Child Crisis Center Uganda then looked even further at the individual hindrances to education in an underdeveloped community. The main theme we saw here was lack of sanitation as well as lack of privacy. There is a high dropout rate amongst girls when they begin to menstruate - without proper sanitary pads, or a private space away from the boys and others to deal with this change, the girls instead just stopped attending school all together. It is important to our organization that everyone is able to get an education. For this reason we regularly provide sanitary supplies to the children, and we have also constructed a three stall latrine that provides each child with the privacy they need. 

Child Crisis Center Uganda's school, Magooli Children's Education Center - Namayingo (MCEC) has transformed the lives of the children tremendously. GlobalGiving has been a huge resource to us since the partner application process. Since this specific Magooli Academy for Children Educational Expansion began, the revenue generated by the GlobalGiving Campaign has allowed us to pay our teachers while they are unable to officially work, as well as purchase vital supplies and materials that we have had to previously reprioritize. This project has supplied the school with cabinets to store work, and a printer and ink to print out teachers' lessons; which is especially important now during the pandemic- this allows the teachers to travel with lessons for each child. Looking ahead, we hope to construct a proper nurses station for the vulnerable children and community of Magooli at large. 

We are so thankful to be 50% of our way to our goal of $10,000 on this campaign! We feel very lucky to have had the finances to support the school and staff during the pandemic! We were so excited upon announcing that in February of 2021, the Education Center opened in the Namayingo District with SEVEN classrooms available to children ages 5-15! 

In addition, thanks to the organization eMite, CCCU was able to construct a kitchen and cafeteria with working stoves. This greatly reduced the cooking time for preparing school lunches from seven hours to one hour, as well as secured the meals for the children while they are at school due to the fact that weather is no longer a possible disturbance for the Cooks, as they previously prepared meals outdoors. Thanks to a generous donor, our nonprofit was also recently able to implement a chicken farm consisting of 700 chicks as a sustainable source of food and income for the education center. 

However with more advancements comes more financial responsibility in regards to funding the academy's monthly expenses. Child Crisis Center Uganda now needs to financially support more children and more staff. For this reason, we are still eager to reach our goal through GlobalGiving so that we may keep the school afloat. Currently there are 160 children attending the Education Center along with seven teachers, one cook and one nurse all on payroll, with a sixth teacher to start in August of 2021. CCCU gives children a safe space close to home where they can receive individualized attention with the support of detailed and planned out curriculums. We are confident that with the continued support from our donors we will be able to continue to expand and improve the education of all children up to 18 years of age who reside in Magooli.

Empty classroom
Empty classroom
Child smiling in mask
Child smiling in mask
Goza with his new wheelchair and backpack
Goza with his new wheelchair and backpack
Children standing in the doorway of a classroom
Children standing in the doorway of a classroom
Magooli Children's Education Center
Magooli Children's Education Center

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Child Raising Her Hand

Child Crisis Center Uganda's (CCCU) mission has always been to bring accessible education to the underdeveloped community of Magooli, Uganda. In this remote part of Uganda, the children who were fortunate enough to attend school (prior to CCCU’s involvement), had to put up with undesirable circumstances that led to a high dropout rate. The children used to walk 4-5 kilometers to school in the morning and then 4-5 kilometers back home. This walk is not only long, but it is dangerous for many of the children (especially the girls) and they are walking barefoot and in all weather conditions. During the school day, a child attending government schools will be in a classroom of at least 50 children (and sometimes upwards of 200 children) in a classroom all trying to compete for attention and direction from one teacher. Child Crisis Center Uganda has worked hard to bring a nonprofit educational academy to the community and alleviate the need for the children to travel and compete in overcrowded government schools. 

After providing the school structure, Child Crisis Center Uganda then looked even further at the individual hindrances to education in an underdeveloped community. The main theme we saw here was lack of sanitation as well as lack of privacy. There is a high dropout rate amongst girls when they begin to menstruate - without proper sanitary pads, or a private space away from the boys and others to deal with this change, the girls instead just stopped attending school all together. It is important to our organization that everyone is able to get an education. For this reason we regularly provide sanitary supplies to the children, and we have also constructed a three stall latrine that provides each child with the privacy they need. Child Crisis Center Uganda's school, Magooli Academy for Children - Namayingo (MACN), has transformed the lives of the children tremendously. GlobalGiving has been a huge resource to us since the partner application process. Since this specific Magooli Academy for Children Educational Expansion began, the revenue generated by the GlobalGiving Campaign has allowed us to pay our teachers while they are unable to officially work, as well as purchase vital supplies and materials that we have had to previously reprioritize. This project has supplied the school with cabinets to store work, and a printer to print out teachers' lessons; which is especially important now during the pandemic- this allows the teachers to travel with lessons for each child. Looking ahead, we hope to construct a proper nurses station for the vulnerable children and community of Magooli at large. 

We are so thankful to be 50% of our way to our goal of $10,000 on this campaign! We feel very lucky to have had the finances to support the school and staff during the pandemic! We were so excited upon announcing that in February of 2021, Magooli Academy opened to the Namayingo District with SEVEN classrooms available to children ages 5-15! In addition, thanks to the organization eMite, CCCU was able to construct a kitchen and cafeteria with working stoves. This greatly reduced the cooking time for preparing school lunches, as well as secured the meals for the children while they are at school due to the fact that weather is no longer a possible disturbance for the Cooks, as they previously prepared meals outdoors. However with more advancements comes with more financial responsibility in regards to funding the academy's monthly expenses. Child Crisis Center Uganda now needs to financially support more children and more staff. For this reason, we are still eager to reach our goal through GlobalGiving so that we may keep the school afloat. Currently there are 160 children attending the Magooli Academy for Children - Namayingo (MACN) along with seven teachers, one cook and one nurse all on payroll, with a sixth teacher to start in August of 2021. MACN gives children a safe space close to home where they can receive individualized attention with the support of detailed and planned out curriculums. We are confident that with the continued support from our donors we will be able to continue to expand and improve the education of all children up to 18 years of age who reside in Magooli. 

Children Celebrating Easter
Children Celebrating Easter
Children Drinking Clean Water From Water Tank
Children Drinking Clean Water From Water Tank
Children in the Classroom
Children in the Classroom
Three Children Smiling
Three Children Smiling

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Child Crisis Center Uganda's (CCCU) mission has always been to bring accessible education to the underdeveloped community of Magooli, Uganda. In this remote part of Uganda, the children who were fortunate enough to attend school (prior to CCCU’s involvement), had to put up with undesirable circumstances that led to a high dropout rate. The children used to walk 4-5 kilometers to school in the morning and then 4-5 kilometers back home. This walk is not only long, but it is dangerous for many of the children as they are walking barefoot and in all weather conditions. This trip is specifically dangerous for the girls who will get picked up (under false pretenses of getting a ride to school) and these girls will far too often end up as a victim of assault and many of the times they end up pregnant. During the school day, a child in a classroom will be one of at least 50 children (and sometimes upwards of 200 children) in a classroom all trying to compete for attention and direction from one teacher. Child Crisis Center Uganda has worked hard to bring a nonprofit school to the community and alleviate the need for the children to travel and compete in overcrowded government schools. 

After providing the school structure, Child Crisis Center Uganda then looked even further at the individual hindrances to education in an underdeveloped community. The main theme we saw here was lack of sanitation as well as lack of privacy. There is a high dropout rate amongst girls when they begin to menstruate - without proper sanitary pads, or a private space away from the boys and others to deal with this change, the girls instead just stopped attending school all together. It is important to our organization that everyone is able to get an education. For this reason we regularly provide sanitary supplies to the children, and we have also constructed a three stall latrine that provides each child with the privacy they need. Child Crisis Center Uganda's school, Magooli Academy for Children - Namayingo (MACN), has transformed the lives of the children tremendously. GlobalGiving has been a huge resource to us since the partner application process. Since this specific Magooli Academy for Children Educational Expansion began, the revenue generated by the GlobalGiving Campaign has allowed us to pay our teachers while they are unable to officially work, as well as purchase vital supplies and materials that we have had to previously reprioritize. This project has supplied the school with cabinets to store work, and a printer to print out teachers' lessons; which is especially important now during quarantine- this allows the teachers to travel with lessons for each child. Looking ahead, we hope to not only build a kitchen and cafeteira for the children, but also a proper nurses station. 

So far, we are 90% of our way to our goal of $5,000 on this campaign! We are so thankful to have had the finances to support the school and staff during the pandemic! In addition, we are very excited to announce that starting in February of 2021, Magooli Academy will be opening with SEVEN classrooms available to children ages 5-15! With the new classrooms, our primary two and primary four students will be able to attend classes locally rather than walking long distances to overcrowded government funded schools. However with more classrooms, Child Crisis Center Uganda now needs to financially support more children and more staff. For this reason, we are still eager to reach our goal through GlobalGiving so that we may keep the school afloat. Currently there are 130 children attending the Magooli Academy for Children - Namayingo (MACN) along with five teachers, one cook and one nurse all on payroll. MACN gives children a safe space close to home where they can receive individualized attention with the support of detailed and planned out curriculums. These new classrooms will accommodate children aged 12-15, which will make the Magooli Academy for Children - Namayingo (MACN) home to even more school-aged children within the community. We are confident that with the continued support from our donors we will be able to continue to expand and improve the education of all children up to 18 years of age who reside in Magooli. 

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