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It’s really tough for school girls in Uganda.
Girls’ enrolment numbers have been falling because they don’t feel safe to go to school. Girls have been attacked and abducted on their way, meaning that concerned parents are keeping their children at home. In addition they often have to walk long distances, have no time to study, have to do housework and they have no light to read in the evening. In busy Ugandan homes, the best food is often eaten by the men, meaning the children can go hungry.
At the Little Shepherd School Head Teacher, Jacinta Kasande, is allowing some of the girls to stay overnight in one of the classrooms, but facilities are poor. So, Helping Uganda Schools is raising money to build a dormitory for 100 girls aged between 5 and 11, with accommodation for staff to protect them. There will be a study area, with electric lighting to allow for studying to continue into the evening. We want to help create a lively, safe and liberating environment for these girls, where they will be supported by well educated women. The school will provide better food, safer living and raise expectations.
As part of our fundraising efforts trustee Chris Bishop is taking part in “100k May”. This means that over the course of the month he will be running the equivalent of over 2 marathons.
Please support Chris as he runs 100k in May. Sponsor him here.
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