About the Scholarship programme
The scholarship programme operates primarily in slums & rural areas in Uganda where the poor make up a bigger percentage of the population and where children have little access to education due to their poverty and the shortage of schools.
The programme has now enabled over 750 students in Uganda to go to school.
These students are orphans and from poor families, who cannot afford their schooling.
These children tend to drop out of school early because the cost of education is high compared with the income of families who are poor. These costs include school fees, school maintenance, books, pens and uniforms, many of which have to be paid at the beginning of the school year. It is common for people in this area to have jobs which pay by the day; therefore it is difficult for parents to pay out large sums in one go, especially in families with three or four children
WHAT WE DO
- Study bursaries
The Half Bursary programme operates primarily in slums & rural areas in Uganda where the poor make up a bigger percentage of the population and where children have little access to education due to poverty and a lack of value for education.
It runs from Pre-primary through University levels. Bursaries normally cover 50% of school/Tuition fees which makes it easier for the beneficiaries to afford education. Since December 2011, 1410 students have benefited from this scheme. 60% of these students are orphans and from poor families, who could not afford their education.
Education is, we believe, the most lasting and effective way we can help children and their families to escape from the cycle of poverty. It also represents a double investment – an investment in the children but also an investment in the future of Uganda
Prevent all forms of violence against children, including child labour
Ensure access to high-quality education for all children
End the exploitation of girls and the practice of child marriage
- Child Sponsorship
- Self sustainability skills training
- Leadership training
- HIV/AIDS awareness & Sensitization
- Guidance and Counseling
- Scholastic materials: Books, Pens, Geometry sets, Uniforms, washing soap, reams etc.