Phase 1 - $10,000 US - Completed
Phase 2 - $40,000 US - In progress
Amigos Internacionales is looking forward to helping support and strengthens the disadvantaged children of the rural area of Ogul village, Uganda. We aim to build a proposed Kindergarten/Early Childhood Development Centre to enable them to access low-cost quality education.
Expansion of the school to provide primary education to the learners will further improve the quality of basic education by increasing equitable access, quality, and sustainability of primary education that is inclusive and innovative. The expansion of the school to accommodate higher grades will lead to adolescent development as the older children will have access to information, life skills, and essential services, to reduce their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, violence, and poverty. But for this, we need your help!
The vision behind the drive:
According to UNICEF, Uganda, like many Sub-Saharan African countries, faces major challenges in providing quality and accessible basic education to children and adolescents. 1 out of every 10 children between 3 and 5 years of age is enrolled in pre-primary education. Only 1 in 4 children who start primary school makes it to secondary school. Whereas only less than 40% of students are literate at the end of primary school. Most public schools in the Gulu area just like the rest of the country face huge challenges due to their lack of facilities. This makes it far harder for the children to learn, and for the teachers to teach to a reasonable standard
Who is Amigos Internacionales?
Amigos Internacionales, Inc. is an NGO founded in 1967 with a mission to provide emergency services and disaster relief help throughout the world. It continues to strive to meet basic human needs in crisis situations and exists to do what God has called us to do which is to meet human needs and share Jesus with others. As Amigos we cannot afford to have hundreds of children leave school without basic literacy and numeracy skills. This is why we are working with the community of Ogul Village in the Gulu area through Amigos to build an inclusive, relevant, and accessible education and keep the children learning like the majority of their counterparts in the city.
Committed to fighting the effect of rising inflation on child education, Amigos is determined to leave no more children deprived of education just because they did not have potential resources. Our ultimate goal is to raise around $100,000 to buy a school in Gulu and expand it to include a secondary school and trade school opportunities so that these children can have enough resources to help build the desired life. We have purchased an additional 8 acres of cultivated land (including a Eucalyptus farm) to help provide economic lift projects for the impoverished community as well.
How will we utilize your contribution?
Your generosity will keep the program going and enable us to maximize our reach and help more people! With your donations, we will cover costs including construction, teachers’ salaries, supplies, stationery, etc. Your contributions can send someone to school and thus nurture a life. We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone.
Token of Appreciation for Potential Supporters:
By contributing you will also receive rewards from our organization including shout-outs for persons or organizations, merchandise as gifts with our logos, and therefore free advertising and positive public relations in the community. Thus it’s a win-win situation for both!
So step ahead to help make our world a better place one step at a time!
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