Project information

Keep A Child Learning

Many children from deprived and vulnerable backgrounds struggle to complete their education. The main reason for this is their inability to afford school fees. ‘Keep A Child Learning’ provides funding for school places in poverty stricken communities in which we work, giving children a chance.


Charity information: Operation Orphan

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  • Need


    All over the world, children are unable to complete a basic level of education due to the lack of financial resources. Operation Orphan is tackling this problem by providing children from some of the poorest communities in the world with the chance to attend school, with the hope of giving them a brighter future.


    Keep a child learning works on the basis of sponsoring a school place not a specific child. The funding for each school place pays for a child's school fees, uniform (if required) and school stationery, the costs of which will vary from country to country. Operation Orphan currently supports education projects in Zimbabwe and Uganda.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide education for children from some of the poorest communties in the world.


    » Provision of funding for the education of children at Pencott Valley School in the urban slum community of Nabigyo Upper in Uganda.
    » Provision of funding for the education of children at a number of schools in Mutare in Zimbabwe.

    What success will look like

    Success will be demonstrated by the educational achievements of those children who have benefited from the funding of their school place through 'Keep A Child Learning'.

  • Impact


    We believe that educating children is key to helping them succeed in life. Through this project, Operation Orphan aims to provide quality education to the most vulnerable, creating a pathway for them to walk out of poverty, should they work hard and take the opportunity. This not only tackles the immediate needs of the current generation but should, over time, start to create brighter futures for these children and the communities that they live in.


    Operation Orphan is a relatively new charity with a small number of dedicated donors at present. Therefore we have been cautious not to be too overambitious in our budget at such an early stage of development.


    Donors will receive regular updates about the progress of the project. There will also be regular updates via the blog on the Operation Orphan website.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £45,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £27,000 Primary 150 primary school places @ £180/year
      £18,000 Secondary 50 secondary school places @ £360/year
  • Background


    Pencott Valley School serves not just the children of the urban slum in Nabigyo Upper in Uganda but also children from outside the slum and further afield. Many children walk for miles to attend the school every day. In Zimbabwe, a number of school in and around Mutare are supported by Operation Orphan's education stream.


    Orphans and vulnerable children living in some of the poorest communities in the world. In particular, those living in and around the urban slum community of Nabigyo Upper in Uganda and those living in and around Mutare in Zimbabwe.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Operation Orphan works closely with trusted partners in all of the countries within which it operates, ensuring that financial support reaches those who care for those who need it most. All of our UK administrative costs (including web design) are underwritten by corporate sponsors which means that 100% of all the donations we receive will be used to fund our projects – so when you choose to support Operation Orphan, you can be sure that every penny will be spent on life-changing initiatives.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Philip Wandendeya

    Philip Wandendeya is our Project Director in Uganda. He lives in the urban slum of Nabigyo Upper with his wife and family.

    Lighthouse Christian Church

    This church ensures that the right children in Mutare in Zimbabwe are engaged in receiving quality education as an investment in their future.

Pencott Valley School in Uganda

Pencott Valley School in Uganda


funds a child's primary school place for 1 month