Educate a Child Sponsorship Program
With additional support from our partners and well-wishers, we are able to maintain the education project though the desire for many needy children to join school remains high. The organization’s education project was started when dire need was seen that was not being met.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic left many children orphaned while others remained with helpless elderly relatives (grandparents) to add on is the high striking poverty that gives no chance to access education for many children hence leaving many heading to streets in towns seeking for support.
The school project provides education support to over 155 orphaned and vulnerable children and whose families otherwise may not be able to send them to school. All this is done from our temporally community school. We have continued provided scholastic materials to several needy children in both primary and secondary schools and the long-term plan is to set up better education facilities.
Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals within vulnerable communities the tools required to develop innovative solutions to problems within their communities and the world as a whole.
Education is not only a basic human right, but the foundation for development. In Uganda, two-thirds of children drop out of school before completing their primary education or completely fail to get chance to get an education.
The lead cause of school dropouts in Uganda is mainly poverty. Most families survive on less than $1 or $2 (Between UGX3500 to UGX7, 000) per day and parents from such families often cannot afford paying school fees and providing school requirements for their children.
To keep children from underprivileged families in school and promote quality education, Relief Care Uganda under its “Educate a Child Sponsorship Program” supports over 250 needy children with scholastic materials and other basic needs. This program started in 2014. The children under this program are identified through Relief Care Uganda’s direct engagements in vulnerable communities of operation, from child headed families, under privileged homes and orphans. Many are in need of joining our education program but chance is only given when we are only resourcefully able to support them.
At RCU we are not into mass production, we look for the best in every child and endeavor to give them the best (‘giving the best to the least’) at our community school.
The Community Humanist School
Our Kindergarten and primary school. It provides education to vulnerable children from all communities with in Kasanje Subcounty
Providing Higher Education Financial Aid
this is an ongoing support to children who have grown up and upgraded to secondary from our Kindergarten and primary school, college and university levels
The vocational Institution Program
This is a long-term project that will be put on ground only after acquiring financial support. However, the organisation will continue supporting eligible students with necessary facilitation to have them attend available vocational institutions with in the country.