The Ugandan system of education is similar to the one in Great Britain and consists of:
- 3 years of Pre – School,
- 7 years of Primary – School and
- 6 years of Secondary – School
Education is the key element for anyone who wants to improve their situation and to move towards a better future. In Uganda there are many, many people competing for a limited number of good jobs and without a decent education there is very little chance of ever getting one. However, getting that education in the first place is a huge challenge.
Access to Education
Nurturing Uganda enables more than 120 kids from vulnerable families to have access to education.
The children are still taken care of by their families – Nurturing Uganda is not running an orphanage!
We are just supporting those kids in educuation and other life skills.
That is possible because people from Europe started sponsoring those kids and provide their monthly school fees.
As mentioned before, the kids need, depending on age and school, from 10$ to 50$ per month.
This monthly support goes straight to the schools and the kids can attend school without worrying about fees.
Many parents and grandparents told us how much they fought for the education of their kids in the past but failed because of finances. Now they are so thankful for all the help their kids get, they now have hope for their families.
Besides we want to give our sponsored kids the chance to get a vocational training to teach them skills like tailoring, carpentry, fine art, gardening etc. the idea behind this is to awaken a desire in the children to see their community come out of poverty using the available resources, even if they might not get a job immediately after finishing school.
Furthermore it is very important to us that the children who are being sponsored don’t just receive help but know that they can be a great support to others and a gift to the community as well.
That is why many of our students regularly visit orphanages and other organisation where they help with caring for the kids, cooking, cleaning and doing the laundry.
We are convinced that our children have great potential to be future leaders and we want them to grow into responsible people who are equipped to positively influence their communities and take part in strengthening Uganda as a country.
Your help is needed:
If you are interested in helping a child, we would be delighted to send you more information. A child needs, as already mentioned before, between 10$ and 60$ a month. If you agree on sponsoring a child you will frequently get letters from ‘your’ child and also its reports from school.
(please contact us through our contact form).