Children love school, at least at first. That is where they make friends, play and begin to explore the world. Going to school is a hallmark of childhood. Sadly, quality education remains a distant dream for many vulnerable children in rural villages in Uganda. Most of these children are either out of school, or receive inadequate education because schools are not enough, parent’s inability to afford tuition, few teachers to teach, limited or no learning resources and better infrastructure. About 60% of children living in rural villages in Uganda are missing out on primary school education. About 45 percent of these are girls. These children are at greater risk for exploitation, victims of child labor, early marriage, unemployment and lower income-earning potential.
PCCS’s model focuses on factors that improve quality education by working with volunteers to increase children’s access to equitable and quality early-childhood education, primary education and strengthening community involvement in education to improve learning. Whether it means building schools, donations of appropriate teaching and learning materials, such as library books, notebooks, and other relevant school supplies, we address those issues in a sustainable way.
“Get involved in our current fundraising, we are raising money to relocate, buy land and build our permanent school due to lack of space and an increase of rent. Thanks for your contribution!”
Due to increasing rent and lack of space to accommodate a full primary education up to P7 for the vulnerable children, we want to buy our own land and rebuild their Education Centre! We are planning to build enough classrooms, kit them with new equipment and be accessible to as many children as possible. Over half of the population in the community has no or little formal education; at www.peculiarchild.org we are working to change that. With more space, we will be able to increase the number of needy children from some of the poorest families in the community helping more children than ever to attend school. This means 2 specially adapted nursery classrooms and we will be adding two extra year groups so all Pupils shall graduate with a formal certificate of education ready for entry to secondary school.
Education is one of the most important tools to alleviate poverty. 700,000 children have no access to school in Uganda and 81% of parents lack money to send their kids to school. We want to tackle this problem head on and provide accessible education to vulnerable kids in the community. The current Education Centre has given hundreds of children a safe place in which they can learn and now it is time to expand this amazing vision with our own safer and larger space which can be adapted for children’s needs at “Peculiar Child Care Support”
Another way how you can help us sustain needy children in school is by becoming a child sponsor. Read more about it! @ www.peculiarchild.org
Sponsor a child
Do you want to help us educating the children of Africa in Uganda? Nothing easier than that: start sponsoring a child!
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Volunteering / Internships
Do you want to join our team in Uganda Africa for some time; offering both your professional and personal skills and your time? We are always happy to welcome volunteers and interns on board!
To find out for what and when we could need a helping hand, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: www.peculiarchild.org
Peculiar Child Care Support (PCCS)
Plot 934 Makerere, Kampala Bombo Road
P.O Box 21062 Kampala Uganda (Africa)
Phone: +256 787495909
“ Volunteering in Uganda with PCCS was a magical experience words cannot describe. I loved every bit of my two weeks in Uganda, right from being picked up from the airport, my orientation and spending my days teaching at the local school. Alyson W - USA ”