This month I’m helping the Misfit Foundation raise $15,000 to build a school in Uganda. These funds will help remove the barriers to education faced by children at a school in one of the poorest areas of the world.
Our campaign aims to give children a real opportunity to learn. Kisimbiri Primary school in Kampala, Uganda is currently dangerously overcrowded, with 190 children squeezed into each tiny classroom. This creates an impossible learning environment for the teachers, who are often only trained in outdated and didactic teaching methods. The standard of education is low and the drop-out rates are high.
$15,000 will pay for desperately-needed new classrooms to be built, which will cut class sizes in half. It will also pay for important training for teachers in group-based learning methods, and for local artists to work with the pupils to create beautiful, bright teaching aids that more deeply engage them in their learning.
It doesn’t stop there. The funds will also go towards a school lunch program, vocational programs like hairdressing or mechanical engineering, and community loans programs that help create income.
In September, the Misfits will be heading out to Uganda to train members of staff in the use of a reporting app that will allow them to easily send us updates direct from the field. This means that every person who gives to this campaign will have the opportunity to see the evolution of Kisimbiri Primary School first-hand and in real time.
This summer, with your help, the lives of countless children in Uganda will be changed forever.
Here’s how you can help.
By donating even $5, you’re making a difference. The donations here will go directly to improving the education of children that would otherwise receive next to no education. Will you join us in making a difference?