Project information

School in a Bag in Uganda

School in a Bag have been asked to help fund SchoolBags for poor and orphan children in Uganda. A SchoolBag contains stationery, learning resources, eating utensils - contents that can transform a child's life and provide hope for their future.

June 2013 - June 2014

Charity information: Piers Simon Appeal

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  • Need

    Need

    The project will help solve the severe lack of resources that can prevent children from going to school and getting an education. The children and their families are very poor and simply cannot afford or get access to the contents that go into our SchoolBags.

    Solution

    The SchoolBags will enable children to have a selection of contents: pencils, pens, crayons, a math set, a pencil case, a ruler, 3 exercise books (plain, lined and square), a water bottle and a math set. This will enhance their capacity to learn and enable them to be fed at school.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To fund 1000 SchoolBags in association with the charity Well-Fare.

    Activities

    » Carry out fundraising in the UK through our network of schools, Rotary Clubs and Inner Wheel clubs and run our own 'In House' fundraising events.

    By promoting the images of the children with their SchoolBags amongst our data base of donors and in the media


    Aim 2

    To fund SchoolBags to children in the wider community beyond those supported by Well-Fare

    Activities

    » Carry out fundraising in the UK through our network of schools, Rotary Clubs and Inner Wheel clubs and run our own 'In House' fundraising events.

    By promoting the images of the children with their SchoolBags amongst our data base of donors and in the media


  • Impact

    Impact

    The SchoolBags will completely transform the learning capability for the children. Currently, the children have no resources and try to remember the information they are taught. The contents of the SchoolBags will allow them to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn. Their success will be demonstrated by the huge improvement for them to get an education

    Risk

    There is a risk of the SchoolBag contents being damaged in transit before handing them out. We have dealt with this by ordering more stock so there are some reserves.

    There is also a risk of the SchoolBags not returning from home once the children have received them. We will deal with this by getting the teachers to keep some of the contents in the schools.

    Reporting

    Funders will receive reports and blog posts showing the children with their Schoolbags. This will be included on our website and through our social media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £11,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Stock Costs The unit cost of each completed SchoolBag should cost approx £10 per Bag. £10 x1000 children
      £1,000 Transportation and Salary Fee to transport stock from suppliers to the schools and fee to pay the packers of the SchoolBags
  • Background

    Location

    The project will support the school children of BMK which was founded by a poor subsistence farmer Mr Banerya Musa Kasoone who set up the school in 2003 from the money he earned from selling milk. Due to his efforts, over 800 children have been given the opportunity to receive an education. The school is based near Jinja in rural South East Uganda. Uganda is a very poor country - 70% of Ugandans live on what they are able to grow.

    Beneficiaries

    The children will be the biggest beneficiaries from the project as the SchoolBag will give them a huge opportunity to get a better education. A better education can enhance future job prospects which in turn can lift families and the community out of poverty to live as sufficient adults.

    The teachers will also benefit from the SchoolBags as they will be able to teach the children far more efficiently and effectively.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    School in a Bag has already distributed 39,220 SchoolBags to underprivileged children in 12 countries. We have the model in place to fund SchoolBags put together 'In Country'. Well-Fare are an established charity in Uganda who have a presence on the ground and the contacts to make this project runs very effectively. The need to help the children in BMK and then beyond is massive.

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    People

    Luke Simon

    Luke Simon runs the School in a Bag initiative. He will coordinate with Ted Bellingham from Well-Fare and provide all of the detail for the project.

    Ted Bellingham

    Ted runs Well-Fare, the charity that supports the school. Ted will coordinate all of the project in Uganda.