Project information

New Classroom

Our village school in Ruhanga SW Uganda provides free education to village children some of whom are orphans. We desperately need a new classroom for the older children otherwise we will not be able to accommodate them in the new year which might lead to them dropping out of the education system

November 2012 - February 2013

Charity information: Let Them Help Themselves Out Of Poverty

Let Them Help Themselves Out Of Poverty
  • Need


    A new classroom is required in order to accommodate the older children most of whom are girls. If we fail to provide an extra classroom they will drop out of the education system


    Keep the children at school and ensure that gain an education

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    provide a new classroom


    » construct a new classroom

    What success will look like

    Success will be...provision of a new classroom in order that the children most of whom are girls can remain within the education system

  • Impact


    Educating rural children who would otherwise have no access to education. This will enable them to access formal employment in future, for the girls it means that they are married off at an early age


    We have worked with the community for 6 years now and because we have established a good working relationship, we don't foresee any risks


    Through a detailed report, newsletters and emails

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £17,085

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 toilet classroom chairs and desks and toilet
      £3,085 Labour labour, transport, ceiling, teachers chair &desk
      £9,000 construction materials cost of building materials
  • Background


    Ruhanga is a remote village to the South West of Uganda and on the main road to Congo and Rwanda. The population here is mostly comprised of subsistence farmers, with low education attainment.Prior to our involvement children under 8 had no access to education whatever. There are no formal job opportunities in the village and therefore sources of income are limited.


    Rural poverty stricken community, whose children would otherwise have not access to education. This is especially important to girls otherwise they are forced into early marriages or are trafficked and sold into the sex industry in the large towns

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working with this community for 6 years now, we have provided a small school that educates 400 children, we have installed 20 taps in the village which has given the community access to clean water, we have provided mosquito nets to 250 homestead. this proves that we are committed to the development of this village

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Ida Horner - Chair Person

    has overall oversight of the charity's work

    Ann McCarthy -Project Coordinator

    manages the day to day affairs of the project

    Dennis Ahirwe/ Staff

    Has over all control of the project on the ground in Uganda


will pay for a child's school fees for a year

If you think you are too small to make a difference try sleeping with a mosquito

Anita Roddick