Project information

Educate for Change

To educate the orphaned children of Kayunga in Uganda to enable the younger generations to break the cycle of HIV/Aids which claimed their parents so that their children do not also find themselves orphaned.

There is no end date but this is a long term commitment of at least 10 years.

Charity information: Educate for Change

Educate for Change
  • Need

    Need

    The project is trying to solve the problem of HIV/Aids leaving children orphaned at a young age. The children are either being looked after by their grandparents or elder siblings leaving them poor and vulnerable and without a way out.

    Solution

    The project aims to find sponsors for the children so that they can go to boarding school. The sponsorship money covers the child's school fees along with their accommodation, food, clean water, clothing and books giving the children a safe haven in which they can learn and prosper. Outside of the sponsorhip arrangement, the project also looks to help the children of Kayunga in other ways too such as HIV/Aids awareness to ensure the children are tested and/ or obtain treatment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To break the cycle of HIV/Aids so that the younger generations do not also find themselves orphaned.

    Activities

    » Pay the children's schools fees to enable them to attend school.
    » Increase awareness of HIV/Aids amongst the children.

    Success will be seeing the children that have been sponsored being able to see their own children grow up.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The long term changes will be that the children (who cannot otherwise afford to be sent to school) will be able to attend school until they are 16. We will demonstrate the success of this project by monitoring the number of children who are educated through the system and reporting on the opportunities available to these children which they otherwise would not have had.

    Risk

    The biggest risk affecting the project is sponsors pulling out before their child reaches 16. The way we have mitigated this risk is by ensuring at the outset that sponsors understand the long term commitment being asked of them and only taking sponsors who confirm they have understood and will uphold the commitment being asked of them. Donors who are unable to make this commitment can make one off donations to assist the project in other ways such as HIV/Aids awareness.

    Reporting

    Sponsors will receive regular reports about the child they are sponsoring including school reports and letters from the children. Other donors will receive updates about how the project is progressing and what their money is helping the project achieve.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,000 School Fees Annual school fees for one child (£300) - Average assumes 10 years
  • Background

    Location

    Kayunga in Uganda - a poor rural area of Uganda, approximately 46 miles North East of the capital, Kampala.

    Beneficiaries

    The children of the area who have been orphaned due to HIV/Aids

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our charity has Tom Ngobi on the ground in Kayunga so he is directly on hand to ensure the children are safe and that the money goes directly to the boarding school to cover the fees.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Tom Ngobi

    Tom runs the Ugandan arm of the project. A British woman paid for Tom's education which is the reason Tom is so passionate about educating children.

    Olivia Stanton

    Olivia founded the charity and is a Director. She worked with Tom out in Uganda prior to returning to England to formalise the charity.

    Chloe McSwaine

    Chloe is volunteering to administer the charity - she is taking a 6 month career break.

£300

will pay for a child's school for one year