UG 27 - HOPE FOR ORPHANS
The project is carried out in Kawanda in Kampala, where a family during the Covid pandemic lost four people in a stroke, leaving 12 orphaned children, alone to live in this world. Six of these orphans are older, but the small six need support for schooling.
Kawada is a small town about 13 kilometers from Kampala. The inhabitants are farmers without major development initiatives, but are committed to improving their lives. According to Ugandan culture, children are born and grow up in the family but when the parents are no longer there, the extended family leaves the children to their fate. At most they take them to work in their homes or fields.
The Covid that has affected the whole world has changed many things for some families. Here Uganda has left behind a very negative impact on the lives of children who were left without parents in a short time. Generally in Uganda, parents pay tuition, and in the event that parents are no longer there, it is very difficult for children to continue studying. For these 6 children who are now orphans of both parents, there is no hope of continuing to study.
This project proposes to pay tuition for these 6 orphan children attending different schools and each school determines its own tuition. When the schools reopened in January 2022, after two years of lockdown, these children attempted to re-enter, but having no one to pay their tuition fees, they failed to continue on a regular basis.
At the moment, these children are not able to pay their own tuition and for this there is a great emergency to help them at least complete the minimum of secondary school. The six children are in schools, a diversity of them are in primary school and three in secondary school.
- To give these orphans a chance to attend school and give them life.
- Give these children the opportunity to achieve an educational education even if only basic
Direct: 6 Orphan children
Indirect: the extended family
Referent sister for the project: Sr. Rosemary Nassali