SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA

by The Rotary Club of Kinver
SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA
SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA
SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA
SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA
SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA
SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA
SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA
SAFE HOUSING & EDUCATION for 50 GIRLS IN SW UGANDA

Summary

This project will build an environmentally friendly dormitory at Cornerstone School to provide safe accommodation and care, safe water, free education and meals for girl children who are orphaned or come from destitute families in rural bush villages in South West Uganda. Integral to the dormitory will be water harvesting and solar panels. Kinver Rotary Club, supported by Bewdley Rotary Club, is working with Planting For Hope Uganda on this project.

$17,000
total goal
$386
remaining
119
donors
0
monthly donors
8
months

Challenge

There are 280 orphaned girls who attend Cornerstone Primary School in Kititi, 48 of these live with an impoverished grandparent or guardian, walking at least 6 miles a day through inhospitable bush to get to school. Their homes have no electricity or nearby safe water. The twice - yearly rainy season followed by drought, hunger, unclean water, difficult terrain and lack of shoes are all causes for poor health and attendance and educational underperformance.

Solution

An environmentally friendly dormitory and house mother at the school would provide care and accommodation for these girls and ensure their safety. It would enable them to have a full -time education, improve their health by providing safe water and they would have 2 meals a day. 2-3 hours of their time spent walking to and from school would be more profitably used doing homework with the aid of solar panels, catching up with missed education, taking part in sports and spent with friends.

Long-Term Impact

The dormitory will provide environmentally friendly, safe accommodation for 50 girls initially, but over time many hundreds of girls will benefit and their education and well- being will be ensured . An uneducated girl child is statistically more likely to become pregnant in teenage years, which leads to increasing poverty for themselves and their families. Educated girls will go on to educate their children and benefit their community's economy for the foreseeable future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

Organization Information

The Rotary Club of Kinver

Location: Stourton, Stourbridge, Mainland UK - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Ian Maddock
Stourton, Stourbridge, Mainland UK United Kingdom
$16,614 raised of $17,000 goal
 
135 donations
$386 to go
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