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POVERTY

Poverty prevents the enjoyment of basic human rights, security and well-being. The rapidly increasing population of Uganda coupled with the low resource base has put significant pressure on the delivery of basic social services, particularly to children. The number of children who live below the poverty line is likely to rise due to the high fertility rate, HIV/AIDS, other preventable diseases and insecurity.

 EDUCATION

Quality of basic education
For every child, a quality education.

Education as a means of fighting poverty and reducing vulnerability is one of
the top priorities for children. All children need access to education but they also need to receive an education of good quality. This is what the right to education is all about.

While the introduction of universal primary education (UPE) in Uganda in 1997 greatly improved access, it did not improve quality. As the student population tripled between 1997 and 2014, more and more children started dropping out. By 2003, only a third of children who had enrolled in primary school in 1997 had reached the seventh grade.

Children drop out or are absent from class for several reasons. Among poor families, the cost of school uniforms, books, stationery, and saving funds becomes too much to bear, pushing children out of school or leading families into debt. Illness and domestic work keep many children from attending school on a regular basis. Children with disabilities, orphans and other disadvantaged children are especially at risk of school exclusion.

The school environment also plays a part in children’s motivation to stay in school and learn. However, violence against children is commonplace in Ugandan schools, including caning and other forms of outlawed corporal punishment. Many children report being abused by a teacher or bullied in school. Male teachers often sexually harass girls.

Saint Ann Foundation response to promote the rights of needy child was establish a school and promote child sponsorship such that children can realise their rights to reach their full potential!!! We call upon individuals,groups, companies, families and foundations to joins to achieve our goal

THE SITUATION OF NEEDY CHILDREN IN UGANDA

Ugandan communities have traditionally absorbed orphans within the extended family system. One in four households in Uganda fosters at least one orphan by providing for health, shelter, nutrition, education and other needs.  However, many of these care-givers are overburdened and often lack the socio-economic capacity to provide adequate care and support for these children.
Many children who are orphaned are forced to live on the streets or under exploitative conditions of labour, sexual abuse, prostitution and other forms of abuse. Many live in child-headed households where they have to fend for themselves and support their younger siblings. Some of these children are infected with HIV either through mother-to-child transmission or through defilement.

Community organisations, like Saint Ann Foundation have stepped in by providing basic education,feeding, medical care and child need care. These groups too, often lack the human and financial resources to adequately respond to the problem.

Why Saint Ann Foundation puts Emphasis on Education ?

Education attainment is an important predictor of future employment, welfare and health prospects – and it improves [a person’s] ability to contribute socially and economically in the community”

 

HOW WE HELP

Our programs support children  to participate fully in education by providing scholarship from kindergarten, Performing Arts ( Music, Dance and Drama, Creative Art and Craft) Healthcare and nutrition and Networking.
Our programs give disadvantaged children the skills, motivation and essentials to stay in school and get the most from their education so they can create a better future for themselves and their communities.

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