Education is probably the most important weapon that rural communities afflicted by poverty, disease, ignorance and marginalization can use to overcome the development trap. Eastern Uganda that includes Bugisu, Karamoja and Sebei sub regions is scoring badly in the education sector in-spite of government efforts to construct classrooms, post qualified teachers and provide universal Primary and Secondary education.
The project will keep children in school; provide sponsorship to cover all basic needs i.e. School tuition in secondary, University and other higher tertiary institutions, School uniforms, Meals / food, Medical attention / Guidance and Counseling sessions, Text books, counter books, laptops, Sanitary pads, Short holiday course i.e. Tailoring and knitting, flower arrangement and party decoration, cosmetology and hair dressing, Mixed farming, sensitization on Gender Based violence.
To advocate for Girls education through; Policy development that will address the culture that violet girls education, advocate for favorable learning environment for learners, Build the capacity of teachers through refresher trainings on gender issues and technology, Encourage girls to stay in schools even after early pregnancies, Advocate for gender equality, Build the skills of women/girls for economic independence and financial alternative benefits.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).