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UG 10 - GIRL SCHOOL

nation
Uganda
duration
12 months
field
Education
complete
No
budget
19057 € / 15857 €
UG 10 - GIRL SCHOOL

Project Location

The school is located in the central region of Karamoja, in the district of Napak, located in northeastern Uganda and on the border with Kenya. People devote themselves more to pastoralism and a little to agriculture, but the irregularity of the rains means that crops are often lost. Climate change in this area has been detrimental as there is no alternative to water from the sky. Poverty is currently structural and endemic. Now there is some hope of improvement as the new road built by the Chinese, which connects Moroto with Soroti, facilitates communications and transport.

In this context, the school has worked for more than fifty-five years effectively helping to spread the idea that school is a mandatory step for all forms of development and laying the foundations for access to a profession of many women who now, achieved this goal and freed from a life of poverty, support the idea of the right for women to a paid profession which is achieved only through education.

There are many women who, thanks to the school,  have achieved a certain economic stability and care for the family by providing not only for the basic needs, but also for the education of children, thus laying the foundations for their future no longer tied only to land and livestock.

Project description

The school currently has 1002 students enrolled. The average daily presence in school is 950/960 students. The school is full time from third to seventh grade according to ministerial regulations. Parents are asked for 40 euros per quarter for those residing in the school (420 pupils in classes 4-7) and around 7 euros for day students, with the aim of ensuring the good functioning of the school and the food necessary for both residents and to the dailies.

Often, unfortunately, students come to school without having eaten and offering them breakfast and then lunch is almost a necessity. The ultimate aim is to promote their basic education. However, many parents are unable to pay this amount due to poverty. This reality weighs heavily on the school financially, making it problematic to pay the salaries of the various school workers such as cooks, guardians and technical staff, provide water and electricity, etc. These expenses in Uganda, in fact, are borne by the parents.

FAO helps the school with one meal a day for all pupils five days a week. For this purpose he donates corn, beans and oil. The school provides breakfast for all the students and dinner for the residents and all weekend meals for the residents, but it cannot do it alone. It is in this context that support is requested to purchase the necessary food so as to be able to use the school's little finances which come from the parents' contribution for the payment of workers' salaries and for other services.

Objectives

  • Ensure effective performance of all school activities
  • Provide affordable education by not requiring parents to pay high tuition fees
  • Ensure enough food for all enrolled girls
  • Give education to all girls enrolled, without neglecting those who can not afford to pay because of poverty

Beneficiaries

Direct: 1,002 pupils, 22 teachers, 14 school workers

Indirect: families and society    

 

 

 

 

Referent sister for the project: Sr. Saba Ailai Nashih

Project's costs

Corn
€ 8,861.00
Beans
€ 7,385.00
Sugar
€ 2,280.00
Grinding corn
€ 531.00
Total
€ 19,057.00