Education
 Uganda
Project #18298

Rural Ugandan Nursery School for Children under 6

by Foundation for Community Development and Empowerment
Vetted

Summary

This project will upgrade an existing community-initiated nursery school replacing grass-thatched, dirt-floored classrooms with a brick-n-cement structure. Not only will this project reduce the current unsanitary health and environmental conditions, it will also expand the nursery school's capacity from 64 students to 90 students.
$6,329.00
total goal
$5,679.00
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Most children below 6 years in Kyondo sub-county do not go to nursery schools because there are limited nursery schools in the area. The one existing nursery school that was established by the community in 2012 was built using very basic materials-- mud walls, grass-thatched roof, dirt floor, etc. The leaky roof, dusty classrooms and unsanitary temporary latrine interrupts learnings during rainy seasons and causes health hazards like jiggers and diarrhea infection.

Solution

Early childhood education has been shown to play an important role in a child's long-term educational success. By constructing a permanent classroom block and equipping it with more desks, the learning and teaching environment will be more favorable for the children and teachers. Additionally, the construction of a Ventilated Pit Latrine will create a more sanitary learning condition and reduce the risks of diarrhea infections.

Long-Term Impact

Children who have attended nursery schools get a head start. They learn essential skills such as keeping cleanliness and proper table manners. In addition, they acquire important educational foundations such as learning the alphabet, thinking creatively and other early verbal and written communication skills. This project will serve 90 students per term, increasing future educational success of rural Ugandans.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.internationalcommunitydevelopment.org
FCDE Website
Project Leader:
Eric Younger
Ketchum, ID United States

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