Ekiwumulo Village is a sustainable community where orphaned and vulnerable children are able to live in family groups. Here they are provided with an education, vocational training, food, a place to live, healthcare and most importantly the love of family and chance of a better life.
This is an on-going project but the start up phase we hope to complete by the end of 2011
In Uganda there are 880,000 children who were orphaned by the aids epidemic. Without places such as Ekiwumulo Village these children are left to fend for themselves and often are left by their relatives who cannot take care of them. Without the work of charities such as Esuubi Uganda will never provide a way for these children to be free from the poverty cycle in which they have found themselves.
By providing children with a family, a home, an education and the opportunity to succeed we know already the difference this can make to their chances in future. Already those supported by Esuubi have come back to help the community that supported them. These children will have a quality education and the chance to make a difference not only to themselves but also those aorund them.
To provide over 250 children with quality education to increase their chances of succeeding in life
Activities» Providing primary education free of charge to all residence of Ekiwumulo Village and sponsor children through secondary and higher education.
Success will be...shown in the results achieved by the children at the primary schools and their tracked progress in later life.
To provide vocational and life skills training in order to provide knowledge for life
Activities» On site there is a vocational training centre where we hope to teach the young people to learn valuable skills, such as sewing, carpentry and catering
» Each family unit will be responsible for an area of agriculture in the village allowing the children to learn traditional Ugandan farming skills
Success will be...the achievement of vocational qualifications and apprenticeships
To provide a quality education to Ekiwumulo in order that they might break free from poverty
Activities» Through the on site primary school providing for residence and surrounding children a quality education
» Sponsorship of children at secondary and further education colleges, including universities where appropriate.
Success will be...shown in the future achievements of the children whom we aim to track on leaving the primary school.
Long term we believe the project will impact not only the lives of those who live there but also in the surrounding community. By improving the life chances of these children we believe that poverty can be reduced in Uganda. These children will later input back into the communities in which they live. Success will be these children living self sustainable lives on leaving our care.
The main risks affecting the project is the need for continued funding. Although the initial cost to complete the work is high, ultimatley (apart from child sponsorship) Ekiwumulo village will be self sustaining from the produce of its agriculture and the sale of items made at the vocational centre.
Reports are alreay made to donors termly through a newsletter and letters written by the children. We are more than happy to accomodate requests for reports on a more regular basis to individual organisations.
Budget - Project Cost: £165,994Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £37,407 Land To build village on £25,253 Village Housing To provide houses for the orphans to live in £42,786 School To provide school and associated equipment for the children £26,662 Vocational Centre To provide building and equipment £15,148 Amenties To provide water and electricity £18,737 Misc Medical centre and administration block
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Fundraising £122,221 Guaranteed
Ekiwumulo Village is located just outside of Mityan, within the Mityana District in Uganda.
Direct benefits will be seen to those residence and the children who attend the local school, Indirect benefits will also be seen in the area where the children will later input back into the local community throught their work. This we hope will lead to economic development within Mityana and the surrouding villages.
Esuubi is unique in that 99% of money raised goes to the orphans and vulnerable children directly. Being a grassroots charity and working closely with the local community allows us to have profound impact without the corruption that exists in many other charities working in Uganda.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Kate Campion-Smith And Trustees In The UK
The trustees have a vital role in directing and monitoring progress at Ekiwumulo Village. Between the trustees visits are made to Mityana reguarly
Kisakye Abdul (And The Esuubi Uganda Committee)
Kisakye is the Ugandan director who ensures that day to day running of Ekiwumulo Village and deals with funding and project management,
"The great thing about Esuubi is you can really see it working on the ground"