P.O Box 955 Kampala, Uganda
+256 752 711564
ugandavolunteersfoundation@gmail.com

EDUCATION

Transforming communities through sustainable volunteer projects

We have made education for the children our Mission (first priority), by holding their hands to try take them closer to their dreams and futures.

Global Network for Uganda volunteer’s foundation directly supports educational needs of over 300 children in Sandy Bevan Educational Center https://web.facebook.com/sandybevaneducationalcentre. Working with our partners, volunteers and well-wishers, we are also piloting literacy classes to help vulnerable children get some education, the program was launched in 2016 by Sandy Bevan.

Child Education Education is the road that children follow to reach their full potential in life. Yet many children in need around the world do not get a quality education where they can learn and develop. To advance learning, UVF supports education programs for children in the classroom and at home. • We train teachers to engage their students through more effective teaching practices. • We coach parents and caregivers to help their children learn early on, so they are prepared to enter school. • We offer ways for parents and community volunteers to get kids reading and doing math outside of school hours. • We introduce children to the power of artistic expression — drawing, painting, music, drama, dance and more — to help them heal, learn and do better in school. We make sure that children don’t stop learning during a crisis, and we help to keep kids healthy so they don’t fall behind or drop out.

Child Sponsorship.

Sponsorship gives children the gift of brighter futures – one child at a time. UVF achieves lasting impact for children through partnerships and provide tools that empower entire communities to better support their children’s health, education, protection and growth – breaking the cycle of poverty for generations to come. As a Sponsor, you provide encouragement and hope for your sponsored child through your generous heart. When a child knows they have someone on their side, they can be inspired to dream big!

How Sponsorship Helps.

Through the power of Sponsorship, you help ensure a child in need has the best chance for success – with a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

Our innovative Sponsorship programs aims at addressing the unique needs of children where they live. Early Childhood Care and Development prepares a child for a bright future by building a strong foundation for success in school. Sadly, about 30% of the world’s children fail to reach their developmental potential. And in low-income countries fewer than 1 in 5 children have access to early childhood education. Children who receive good quality math and reading support early on are three times more prepared for school than those who don’t – that’s why sponsorship invests in preschool and other programs.

Basic Education is a right of all children. It’s estimated that 200 million children all over the world will quit elementary school without the basic reading and math skills they will need to thrive. By providing children with a basic education and a quality learning experience now, they will have the tools needed to succeed later in life.

School Health and Nutrition helps ensure that students aren’t too sick or hungry to learn. Worldwide, children lose 500 million school days each year due to illness caused by unsafe water and inadequate sanitation. School Health and Nutrition programs ensure access to proper sanitation and hand washing facilities and teach children the importance of good hygiene. When children regularly wash their hands, diarrhea – one of the most common deadly illnesses for young children – is cut by one third. When healthy children can go to school – they can learn more and have greater opportunity to reach their full potential.

Adolescent Development addresses the needs of children so they can participate in their own success and the success of their community. Adolescent development programs help them build self-esteem and reduce vulnerability to exploitation, violence, substance abuse, child marriage and much more. Through these programs, children learn life-skills about reproductive health, how to earn and save money and so much more. Innovation spans across all programs. Sponsorship nurtures great ideas – helping program staff develop interventions that best meet children’s needs.

Achievements Our longtime dream came true, we now run our own school Sandy Bevan Educational Center https://web.facebook.com/sandybevaneducationalcentre  which consists of early childhood development center, primary and vocational skills center for orphaned and vulnerable children, we provide free education to these children since their families can’t afford giving them an education, which is a great achievement.  Seek sponsoring support for orphans and vulnerable children to cater for their education, health and basic food requirements. 300 orphans and vulnerable children matched to individual sponsors from Ireland, Israel and UK over the last 5 years. These sponsors mainly provide support in terms of scholastic materials and basic domestic support Out of the above children, 8 have been supported with tuition for both primary and secondary school. Through our volunteer network, we also supported the construction of school facilities including a dormitory and bathroom for Entebbe Road Primary School. Before our intervention, the boys were exposed to the risks of sleeping in the open classroom blocks making them susceptible to the risks of attacks from snakes, disease and extreme weather conditions. Many of the children in this community of Ssisa, Bwebajja, Nakawuka and Kawuku come from dysfunctional families, in most cases where children are raised by single mothers who can barely afford all the requirements for a good education and the other basic needs like food and clothing. This situation is the result of a number of demographic factors. Uganda has one of the highest fertility rates with an average of 7 children per woman and the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the world standing at 25%. This population explosion in light of the meager resources has led to the development of slums that propagate crime, early marriages, high school dropout rates and a cycle of poverty.
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