Education For Life is intended to solve water shortages in 8 selected hard to reach rural primary schools that accommodate SOVHEN UGANDA sponsored school-going rights holders/claimers (orphans and other vulnerable children) to reduce their extra burden of fetching water from distant unprotected wells during classes through rain water harvesting and storage in 3 districts of Uganda.
objectives of project
To improve comprehensive early childhood education for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the target area by October 2010.
To eliminate gender disparities in hard to reach rural primary schools and achieve gender equality in education.
To improve the level of sanitation in the identified hard to reach rural primary schools before and after the project period.
% reduction in water shortages in the target area(s) hence more time for learning.
An improvement in the enrollment and completion rates of the both the vulnerable boy and girl child in hard to reach rural primary school.
An improvement in the hygiene, sanitation and essential learning as well as life skills of the pupils in the target area.
current status of the project.
Education For Life has started on a tentative basis with the formation of the project management committee that is composed of the District Education Officers representing government, the school teachers and parents and related associations, community leaders and representatives of SOVHEN Uganda. Besides, school children have begun creating artistic images, skits and drama on the promotion and support of the Girl child’s education and the campaign against gender-based and other forms of violence that deter children from attending school. SOVHEN UGANDA is using this tool and the creativity by the children in raising awareness among the communities for concerted effort geared towards supporting this project.