Our Encouraging Education project currently runs in Katanga, Naguru and Namuwongo slums every day, providing out-of-school children with free education and a hot meal. This not only helps children to gain a good education and behavioural skills, but also gives children a safe place to get away from the dangers of slum life. Since beginning the Encouraging Education Project, Kids Club Kampala has witnessed hundreds of children benefiting from this project, here’s what Sam* and Amy* had to say.
The Encouraging Education project was established in 2011 and provides basic tuition to out-of-school children in three of Kampala’s biggest and poorest slums. The classes are taught by Ugandan teachers and run from Monday to Friday every week throughout the year, after the lessons each child receives a hot, nutritious meal. Non formal education is a step in the right direction to helping children develop life skills, behavioural skills and self-confidence, not only does a child benefit from these factors but the project also provides at risk children with a safe place to gather five times a week. Slum children are at risk of joining gangs, committing petty crimes, being wrongfully kidnapped, becoming pregnant at a young age or worse, therefore our Encouraging Education project tries to support as many vulnerable children and provide a sense of hope and security.
Unfortunately, due to bad weather conditions our classroom in Katanga has suffered severe damage and we may have to be forced to close the premises, ultimately leaving hundreds of children without education, food and shelter. As a result of the deterioration of the building we need to raise £3200 in order to fix the damage and help make sure this doesn’t happen again. We intend to stabilise the building, repair the roof and windows, fit a secure walkway and paint over the affected walls. This money will not only help those within Katanga facing great difficulty now but will also continue to provide a safe haven for the many children to come. We want to be in a position where we are able to fully supply young people and children with the opportunity life in the slums doesn’t naturally give them.
In order to fulfil our goal, we need your help to get our Katanga classroom up and running again and to provide vulnerable children with a safe place to learn.
There are many ways you can help us to do this:
1. Donate any amount through our give.net page please click here to make a donation.
2. Ask people to donate to Kids Club Kampala for your birthday and we can put it towards rebuilding our classroom. Did you know that you can fundraise for your birthday on Facebook? Click here to learn more.
3. Collect donations at your place of work, church or community group to rebuild our classroom, we can provide you with marketing materials and fundraising buckets.
4. Share this blog or our fundraising page with your friends and family as a way to promote our campaign to a wider audience.
Every little help so whether you share this page with your family and friends or you make a donation we very much appreciate your support. Please help us to keep children in Katanga safe and to continue to give them an education, if you would like to learn more about the Encouraging Education Project please click here to read more.
Thank you in advance for your kind support !