Beautiful Response has partnered with RUHU to pay for all of the children to attend school as well as provide monthly support for food and operational expenses at the orphanage. In addition, we provide technical and strategic support to the staff at RUHU.
Because of faithful and generous sponsors, all the children at RUHU have been attending school since August 2010. For some, this was the first time they had ever been in school. For others, school was a memory from a better time. They are studying hard, and are proud to be in school. We believe that through education these children will have the opportunity to create a future for themselves far different than their past.
Free education through public school does exist in Uganda, but they are poorly funded. There are numerous issues with inadequate facilities and over-sized classrooms. As a result, many children come out of public schools still illiterate. UNICEF reports only 40% of students are literate at the end of Primary School. In addition, only 1 in 4 children who attend Primary School make it to Secondary School. And of those students who complete Secondary School less than 25,000 are able to attend University.
The only way to get a good education in Uganda is to attend a private school. Unfortunately, in Uganda, private schools vary enormously in both fees and quality. Many families cannot afford to pay school fees, especially if they have several children. An orphaned child’s only hope is that a relative will step forward to pay their fees. Matters are made worse because private schools require payment for extra school fees in addition to tuition. From brooms to schoolbooks, uniforms and black shoes, each child must show up with everything asked of them, or else risk being sent back home. It is a seemingly impossible task for many children and their families to fund an education.
Respond by making a difference in the life of a vulnerable or orphaned child through your support of education. Your monthly donation gives a life-changing gift — a gift that builds hope and provides a better future for children being served by Raising Up Hope for Uganda.
At $50 a month, your donation goes into our Primary School fund, which allows us to provide every student at the RUHU Primary and Nursery School with educational support.
It costs Beautiful Response $85-$150 a month to send a student to Secondary School, and we are committed to providing this level of education to as many orphaned and vulnerable children as possible. By giving a scholarship amount each month, you ensure another dedicated student this incredible opportunity.
Your monthly gift of $100 supports the incredible work and dedication of a teacher at the RUHU Primary and Nursery school by paying for their salary and classroom supplies. Supporting a teacher allows RUHU to offer quality education to children from underprivileged families in the surrounding community at a significantly reduced cost.
With a monthly donation of $225, you can support the University education of a young Ugandan man or woman that will empower them to change their future and their community.
Donate to RUHU education today!