Makerere University

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Short description

COVID 19 has caused many children to be out of school leading to uncertainties about learning and protection an

Description

In Uganda , 15 million students are affected by the pandemic and poor communities are bearing the brunt of a national wide shutdown declared by the President as part of the efforts to contain the novel coronavirus outbreak. The president ordered a total lockdown to roll back the spread of COVID-19.In this lockdown, the majority of poor communities who are mostly females have been laid off and are unable to work. The immediate impact of the lockdown is on the survival of the country’s hardest-hit vulnerable communities whose livelihoods depend on daily petty jobs for food and fees for their children. This threatens the disadvantaged students, who are mostly girls, the school closure and coronavirus could impend their right to education. Currently, the government has embarked on supplying food to those considered more vulnerable. But there are many other factors in communities that have been badly hit by the prevailing condition but have been currently overlooked. The crisis caused by COVID 19 may lead to losses in learning, lack of scholastic materials, increased dropouts, poor feeding, or nor meals at school and ultimately underdevelopment and poverty.

Target country

Uganda

Project type

  • Alleviation
  • Education

Support needed

  • Raising capital

What we need help with

The organization needs funding to help children in vulnerable communities complete education and to study in an environment free of COVID 19

Best way to get in touch

through email

Project status

  • Just started