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George Karamira

Ruhanga Bursary Project in Uganda

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Your donation will help meet the needs of academically talented children from economically disadvantaged backgrounds living in Ruhanga village in rural south-west Uganda and its environs.[/p] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]It would perhaps be useful to note that families in Ruhanga are nearly all self-employed and have no access to loan facilities to pay for education as they are neither salaried nor have equity in their homes. As such, fees and school charges have to be paid for in cash and this places an enormous burden on already struggling families who have little or no capacity to save money after paying for daily living expenses. That many do is remarkable but many face regular setbacks from periods of low earning due to ill-health, or, as recently in the village, when freak storms damaged crops leaving nothing to sell at market and therefore no money for school charges until the next harvest. At these times the children normally have to leave school until the fees can be paid, but for many, there is no return as they have missed so much education another full re-sit year would be required, something simply not within the means of their families. The life chances they have studied so hard for are simply swept away and opportunities to make a better life fade into nothingness.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]The bursary project aims to help address some of these challenges to assist motivated young people maximise their life opportunities through receiving an education at secondary school level and gaining the required qualifications to progress to vocational training, a key to addressing poverty. Your donation would help a young person stay in education whilst their families suffer short term financial distress until the family is in a position to repay the funds borrowed from the BUrsary fund. (Please note schools in the village already go to great lengths to maintain the children at school but they have their own overheads,; staff salaries, food for the children etc and these still have to be paid for.)[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]You can help by donating (and we suggest £5) through our fundraising page. It really is the gift that keeps on giving as the donation will help a child remain at school, then once repaid to the Bursary Project, the money can help another child etc.[lt]/div[gt] [lt]div id="_mcePaste" style="position: absolute; left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;"[gt]Thank-you[lt]/div[gt][lt]p style="text-align: justify;"[gt]Your donation will help a young person stay in education whilst their families suffer short term financial distress until the family is in a position to repay the funds borrowed from the Bursary fund. (Please note schools in the village already go to great lengths to maintain the children at school but they have their own overheads, staff salaries, food for the children etc and these still have to be paid for.)[/p][div=text-align: justify;]You can help by donating through this fundraising page. It really is the gift that keeps on giving as the donation will help a child remain at school, then once repaid to the Bursary Project, the money can help another child etc. Without help from people like yourself many of these children will be forced from school because of short-term financial problems and many will never return.[/div][p]Thank-you.[/p][p]You can find out more about the school where your money will assist children at:[/p][p]http://volunteer-uganda.org[/p][p][/p][p][/p]

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