Due to lack of schools, children often have to travel over 20 miles for classes which are taught under tree shades outdoors. The tree shades are the only thing that shields them from the sun and excess heat.
Children often face hardships while learning under tree shades, with the risk of heavy rain washing away their books and disrupting lessons.
Children learning outdoors with no chairs are at increased risk of being bitten by snakes and scorpions. We are working hard to support children's education and create a safe learning environment.
Children face hardships when having to travel long distances to class meeting points and are often very hungry when they arrive. In addition, they are constantly threatened by heavy rain which may wash away their books, leaving them with nowhere to seek shelter.
To address this problem we are helping building classrooms at Kyomba PS in the rural Uganda Singo Zone. The aim of this initiative is to provide access to education and a more stable learning environment. A single classroom block can provide learning spaces for 600 children every day.
The new two-classroom block can be used in various ways. During the day and evenings, it is used for children's education, and during weekends, it can be used for adult classes. In addition, it is can be accessed by the local community at certain times for educational purposes or other events.
When building these classrooms, we mobilised the local communities, including parents, who directly contributed to the project, either by providing labour or bricks and stones for the construction.
We have now renovated three classrooms, providing a safer learning environment for the children, ultimately improving their grades and overall wellbeing.
Thousands of children still need help to access education.
Together with the community we are working hard to build more classrooms.
We are halfway there, only constrained by lack of funding.
Now we are racing against time before rainy season starts, to save children from having to learn in wet conditions.
1. Putting on a roof
2. Installing windows, ventilations and doors,
3. Classroom flooring
4. Classroom desks for children and teachers.
5. Install solar panels for electricity.
6. Water tank for rain water harvest
We support women and young people in starting economic projects to fight poverty and improve their wellbeing.
We provide women in the Hoima district in Uganda with small capital. This project has been a success. All 300 women have repaid their loans and the money has been passed on to support other women in the community.
By providing women with small capital to buy seeds, they have the chance to grow their own produce and feed their families.
This project has been a success, giving women the opportunity to sell surplus food in the markets to earn an income. That means they can afford to pay for their children's school fees and medical bills.
The project has benefitted over 650 women in Kyankwanzi, Uganda.
We support young people in their communities to start goat/cow rearing, as it gives them the chance to get out of poverty. More than 800 young people working with their mothers have benefitted from small capital at zero interest.
This project is making a real difference. So far, all our loans have been repaid and passed on to benefit other families in the communities.
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