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Help to educate Aids Orphans in Uganda

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Clemency Uganda

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

Note: More information about this and other programs are available on our website at http://www.clemency-uganda.org/childeducation.html

We are proactively engaged in the plight of children (orphans and vulnerable children.Our programme is aimed at addressing the level of vulnerability facing most orphans and other children who lack basic education needs such as books, pens, pencils and later on school fees. The provision of basic education needs to less privileged children is everyone’s responsibility. You too can join us in providing for these children. A child is waiting for someone’s help and that is you.

What is your project and how will it help?

Educate the Aids Orphans

Education is an important requirement for the development of a child. Schools provide children with opportunities for emotional support, interaction with other children and the development of social capital. Education can also reduce vulnerability to poverty, HIV/AIDS and other diseases through increasing knowledge, awareness, skills and opportunities. Despite the availability of opportunities for education through the Universal Primary Education programme, many orphans and other vulnerable children are not going to school and those that are, do not attend classes regularly.

The main goal of our ETAO program is to help disadvantaged children particularly the girl child to access quality education and training in remote communities. In Uganda, government schools are,overcrowded; understaffed, charge additional fees (teachers’ lunch, breakfast, uniforms etc), woefully equipped, have inadequate teaching space, classrooms, desks, chairs and text books and no teaching aids or displays. Yet school fees are one of the biggest obstacles to the expansion of schooling in Uganda where poverty has imposed tough choices on families and households about how many children to send to school, which children to send to school and how long they may attend – many children are unable to afford school since their parents and guardians cannot afford costs associated with schooling. We are committed to promoting education and training of orphans and vulnerable children (67% girls) through financial and material donations.

Through this programme, we are able to help some children with:

  • School fees.
  • Scholastic materials (books, pens, pencils, rulers, rubbers, and sets).
  • Uniforms.
  • Sanitary materials for girls to be used during times of emergency.

A total of 210 orphans and vulnerable children are being aided under this scheme out of the 214 registered. In order to fulfill our programme objective, we ensure children’s enrollment and re-enrollment and closely monitor their retention and completion through school based monitoring.

This is possible since we work with Village Education Committees (V.E.Cs) and School OVC Committees (V.O.Cs) where community education awareness campaigns are conducted to sensitize parents and guardians about the importance of girl-child education and child care and support mechanisms rather than leaving their children to work in brothels, construction sites and bars and restaurants.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

Material donations
Financial assistance
Fundraising advice

Please detail the resources that you need.

$25,000

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Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Project funding; Provision of services / personnel;...show all (4)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Uganda

Global issues

Education and training

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