Children  Uganda Project #26419

Upgrade a Tailoring Workshop & Help Ugandan Pupils

by Ecologia Youth Trust Vetted since 2011

Summary

At Sky Is The Limit (SITL) Children's Centre, we support children affected by HIV/AIDS and poverty. Here, orphaned and vulnerable children can find a safe home in a caring community and attend the SITL school, which educates approx. 300 pupils who cannot afford to attend local state schools. A tailoring school has also been set up, which now employs 7 people. With just a little investment, this social enterprise could expand, fund school equipment, and enable SITL to become more self-sufficient.

$4,976
total goal
$2,941
remaining
38
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

Sky Is The Limit enables orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and social exclusion, to access education and, if necessary, a home within a safe, caring community. Together, we also provide free school meals for all 300 pupils at Sky's school, many of whom would otherwise attend school on an empty stomach. Currently these are funded by grants but the aim is for SITL to become self-sufficient, growing its own food and generating enough income to pay for materials and equipment.

Solution

The Chosen Few Tailoring School was set up to provide employment and skills training to young mothers and the graduates of Sky Is The Limit. It makes uniforms for local schools and hotels, for which there is always a market, and has the potential to expand greatly. We aim to purchase 5 new sewing machines and 20 rolls of stock for bulk orders to enable the workshop to increase its profits, and allow Sky Is The Limit to buy essentials and develop its farm, which is currently underutilised.

Long-Term Impact

In the long term the project will help Sky Is The Limit to achieve self-sufficiency, and allow an increased number of children to access the education they need to thrive and support their own children later in life. Upgrading and expanding the tailoring workshop will allow more graduates of the school to find employment, while developing the farm will enable SITL to grow enough food to continue providing the school meals its 300 pupils need in order to be able to study and concentrate properly.

Resources

http:/​/​www.ecologia.org.uk
Sky Is The Limit Centre Uganda
Ecologia Youth Trust

Organization Information

Ecologia Youth Trust

Location: Forres, Moray - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.ecologia.org.uk
Project Leader:
Liza Hollingshead
Forres, Moray United Kingdom

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