Participating Project

Project information

Prep, Nursery and Primary Educational Support

Access to education is fundamental and basic education for children & illiterate adults is the backbone of the community, therefore it's viewed as a human right since education contributes to the fights and reduction of both absolute and relative poverty. 'Imagine that you couldn't read or write'

January 2018 - December 2018

Charity information: Latitude Care Network Limited

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  • Need

    Need

    In 2014 a youth’s group from London visited LCN’s Programmes for children and youths across 4 districts of N Ugandan region. During visits met, observed listened how many school age children with strong interest in pursuing pre/nursery and primary school education but ability were not supported by their families due to reasons including absolute poverty, illiteracy and lack of local infrastructures. Many not enrolled, dropout or sent home due to non fees payment for as little as £1 = 5000 USH.

    Solution

    The project is on-going in its 2nd year; in 2018 academic year will continue provide financial support to selected children from rural communities’ poorer families. The financial support will pays for school & examination fees & in addition any other school requirements. The project will also provides aftercare through volunteer's schools and homes visits to provide emotional and social support, follow up progress to ensure continuity & well-being of the beneficiaries children & their families.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide educational support to children of prep, nursery & primary education school ages.

    Activities

    » Pays for school and examination fees and in additions any other school requirements such as medical fees, books and pens and associated costs.

    Success will be 350 children across nursery & primary education institutions in 4 districts of Northern Uganda registered paid for required elements of school fees and other items


    Aim 2

    Provide aftercare programme.

    Activities

    » Through volunteer school and home visits to provide emotional/social supports and follow progress to ensure continuity and well-being of beneficiary.
    » Mentoring support to both parents and children 3-4 times a year offer support, encouragement and fun enable do better in and have high self-esteem.

    Success - 350 children's & families across 4 districts of N Uganda regularly visited at schools & homes & reported on their progress & well-being by recording and documentation.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Vulnerable & disadvantage rural poor children excising their full educational rights within the confinement of their ages. 350 equal numbers of boys & girls who would have dropped out or denied opportunity are supported maintained at schools. Improved academic status by enabling children continued onto higher education. Improve basic educational skills, knowledge and reduced illiteracy level for children, their families & of entire communities leading to increased socio-economic productivity.

    Risk

    There are risks of not being able to secure funding for the continuation of the project in 2018 & beyond. And risk of devaluation of monetary exchange rates leading to shortfall in meeting project full cost. We have dealt with these risks by continuing to raise awareness of the important of the project & the needs for fundraising for continuation of project in 2018 and beyond. Also in the budget we have added miscellaneous costs to counter for any shortfall from devaluation of exchange rates.

    Reporting

    Donors to this project will receive regular or monthly email updates or report on project progress detailing on-going and forthcoming activities as well as any necessary changes that might have been or needed to be made to the project plans.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £10,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £3,750 School Fees Pay for school fees of 350 rural poor children at the cost of £15 per child.per year
      £420 Examination Fess Pay for examination fees of 350 rural poor children at the cost of £1.20 per child per year
      £3,180 Salary/wages Pay for 1 sessional worker during the 12 months of project.
      £650 Administration and Mgt C These include stationaries, Beneficiaries registration, communication, insurance , fund Magt/Tranfer
      £500 Volunteer Expenses Pay for local field volunteering expenses during project execution in the 4 districts.
      £1,000 Travel and transportation Pay for one trip and associated expenses of an official to and from UK to visit project in Uganda.
      £500 Miscellaneous Includes unforeseeable shortfall costs of project requirements, equipments, exch. rates devaluation

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Grant £2,000 Guaranteed
    Individual Supporters £1,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    The location of the project will be in the northern Ugandan region across four districts of Gulu, Kitgum, Lira & Pader where LCN have been operating International Development Programmes since 2005. Northern Uganda is situated north of the capital Kampala. The region have for decades been through the worse civil war which displaces more than 2.5 millions people from the region, thus eroded the fabric of the society's health Care System, socially, educationally, economically and politically.

    Beneficiaries

    The project target beneficiaries will be 350 children selected from rural poor families including orphans & other vulnerable children & youths. These will include some children & youths from our Livelihood Support Goat’s Project across the four the districts and children from St. Andrew’s Children & Community Development Centre project in Lira district which we started been supporting since 2008. Besides, families of the children will also be supported within the support programmes.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We successfully registered Non-Governmental and Community Based Organisation in region of northern Uganda been operating since 2005 and managed to delivered quite a number of programmes including humanitarian emergency, education, building a community and children development centre, operating overseas volunteering programme, livelihood support and this project in it 2nd years running. This project stemmed from field trip of overseas youth volunteers who visited our another project in 2014.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Ms Grace Adok

    The overall manager & project administrator including representations, making links, fundraising, fund management and transfer as well as reporting.

    Mr George Burton

    LCN Uganda Coordinator and link person together with local volunteers on the ground are already managing and running project in Gulu District.

    Mr Stephen Oringa.

    LCN Uganda Coordinator and link person together with local volunteers on the ground are already managing and running project in Kitgum District.

    Mr Charles And Mrs Mary Okullu

    LCN Uganda Coordinators and link personnel together with local volunteers are already managing and running project in Lira and Pader Districts.

£100

£100 can pay for school fee and examination fee for 4 children for the whole year.

“Let me cite & stress the important of education.. It’s the reason our guests did what did providing 100s of Goats Livestock to poorest children/families of this village and many others. Beside journey they made all the way from UK to our remote villages is because they’re educated otherwise won't.

Mr Bitek Okot, A Teacher Training Student and Children and Youth Worker from Pader District.