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Train 50 women teachers in Uganda to educate 1000s

by Graduate Women International (GWI), (formerly International Federation of University Women)
Train 50 women teachers in Uganda to educate 1000s

Dear Teachers for Rural Futures Supporters,

Graduate Women International (GWI) is extremely grateful for all the generous donations given to our Teachers for Rural Futures Global Giving Campaign. Currently our students are participating in a summer internship plan in Buyende, an opportunity that allows them to access their progress so far at Makerere University and improve their learnings as future teachers. This opportunity offers both practical experience and university credits, aiding them in advancing their skills, university achievements and provides an opportunity to become better future teachers. 

The five GWI students remain filled with graditude, with a recent email from one of the students saying "We remain ever grateful and so thankful for your support always".

Without your donations this would not be possible. GWI is thankful for all the support and congratulate the hard work these students are putting towards their future.


Dear Teachers for Rural Future Supporters,

The generous donations to the Graduate Women International Teachers for Rural Futures projects are greatly appreciated. The contributions create opportunities for our young student teachers to gain an education and serve as GWI role models for girls in their hometowns. With the charitable contributions given, Benadet, one of our student teachers had the opportunity to attend a 7-day workshop at Makerere University. The workshop was funded by FAWEU in partnerships with Makerere University department of technical science vocational education and aimed to address how science subjects should be taught in rural schools with an emphasis on girls. At the workshop, Benadet learned multiple strategies to encourage female students to cultivate an interest in subjects such as chemistry, biology, math, and physics. In addition to giving our student teachers the ability to attend workshops, the kind contributions from our donors have provided our teachers with the necessities of education:

Donations of 10 dollars provided travel to university for one student teacher

Donations of 25 dollars provided books for one student teacher for six months

Donations of 50 dollars provided books for one student teacher for one year

Donations of 75 dollars provided tuition for one student teacher for one month

Donations of 150 dollars provided tuition for one student teacher for two months

Donations of 500 dollars provided accommodations for one student teacher for one year

Donations of 900 dollars trained one student teacher for one year

Donations of 2,700 dollars provided one student teacher full training for three years

Contributions of any amount have made meaningful, positive impacts on the lives of our teachers. Please reach out to anyone you know and invite them to donate as well. Your contributions matter, and we are sincerely grateful.

Dear Teachers for Rural Future Supporters,

The generous donations to the Graduate Women International Teachers for Rural Futures projects throughout 2018 have been greatly appreciated and have allowed our five student teachers to continue their studies, along with safe accommodations and adequate food.  As the 2018 holiday season is coming to a close, all five of our student teachers are preparing to return from holidays with their families in the rural district of Buyende in Eastern Uganda to Makerere University in Kampala where they will continue to study.  Soon two of our girls will graduate – thanks to their hard work and your generous contributions. 

We are so grateful to GlobalGiving and the support of our donors.

Dear Donors,

A new semester is beginning at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.  The GWI student teachers have enrolled in their classes and, thanks to you, our donors, their tuition has been mostly sponsored. This semester the girls will be taking practical classes along with courses such as economics and politics, so they gain an understanding of the world around them.

On 11 October the international community celebrates girls with International Day of the Girl. We invite you to join GWI in this celebration of the potential of girls and their empowerment through education. 

Your contributions matter and we are ever-grateful. We appreciate your additional contributions to our girls for books and stipend.  Join us 11 October, and every day to celebrate girls, their potential through education.

The GWI Teachers for Rural Futures students are in the midst of a summer internship that aims to assess their achievement thus far in the teaching programme at Makerere University. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, these five amazing and talented young women are gaining practical experience as teachers and university credits this summer at this internship hosted at Lunar International College in their home district of Buyende in Uganda. According to one of our students, “It's (the internship) is going on quite well although we have faced many challenges including additional financial assistance but we have managed to bear some”.

Another one of the girls, wrote to me saying, “Thank you, and Graduate Women International for the support you have rendered to us because ever since you started funding is there is a transformation and at least a step ahead from where were and looking ahead to transforming more girls to be like us”.

GWI adds to this by expressing our sincere thanks to all of our donors - current and future. 


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Project Leader:
Stacy Dry Lara
Geneva, Switzerland
$34,068 raised of $50,000 goal
312 donations
$15,932 to go
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