Education can be the difference between life and death! Studies have shown, if a child in Uganda remains in school through the seventh grade, that child is 40% less likely to contract the AIDS virus (for more information, visit www.avert.org). This is why we started Educate Uganda, a non profit organization focused on helping improve the education of the impoverished children of Uganda by providing school fees for orphaned children and improving their learning environment.
Watch a YouTube clip of some of the beautiful faces of Ugandan orphans helped through Educate Uganda.(Music by Aaron Shust, "Give Me Words to Speak")
Educate Uganda focuses on children who have lost one or both of their parents. For the ONE MILLION children who have been orphaned by AIDS, the ability to attend school is often difficult due to the compulsory school fees, which must still be paid in Uganda. School fees are about $35 PER YEAR. However, in a country where the average wage earned is approximately $35 per month, the school fees are simply not affordable for most AIDS orphans. In fact the extended families that care for orphans see school fees as a major factor in deciding whether to take on additional children orphaned by AIDS, malaria, or other diseases. By providing the annual school fees of $35, the orphans and their families will have hope for a better life.
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Families in Uganda are not the only ones facing the problem of obtaining basic needs. The schools are also faced with the difficulty of providing the best learning environment for their students. In addition to assisting the orphaned students with their school fees, Educate Uganda is also working to improve the environment in which they learn and the materials the educators have available. Educate Uganda wants the schools we are working with to be a haven for the students. To read more about Uganda click here.
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to help the people of Uganda!
Educate Uganda is a qualified 501c (3) non-profit organization