Grant Status $350 needed

2011 +
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Expected Usage of Funding
Tuition:
$85
School Supplies:
$45
Textbooks:
$30
Transportation:
$0
Room & Board:
$200
Other:
$0

Profile

Up until two years ago I was a student in a public school in Kampala. Then my mother died and my father, who is sick, abandoned our family. I couldn’t continue in my former school without fees to pay for uniforms, books and supplies. Fortunately, Peace Nursery and Primary School offered to help me with my education by allowing me to live at the school and covering all my expenses. I live with 14 other boys in a one-room dormitory at the school.
 
My favorite subjects are Science and Social Studies. I like Peace Nursery and Primary School because the teachers here are very kind and helpful. They are good teachers who inspire us to learn. I also like the School Director, Morris Bbaale. We have a choir at our school in which I participate.
 
We also have a dance team. I like singing, dancing and playing drum.
 
During school holidays I visit my grandmother who lives in the rural area. My grandmother is a farmer who grows cassava but now she cannot walk. My siblings and I help my grandmother with the farming when we visit. I am in my final year of primary school and hope to go on to secondary school and to college so that I can become a physician.
 
I very much need funds to pay for my further education. I would be very thankful for your help.
 
NOTE: Peace Nursery and Primary School is a private school serving orphans and other children unable to afford the costs of attending public schools. As such, it receives no funding from public sources. Located in a suburb of Uganda’s capital city Kampala, the school is in a highly urban setting and must pay for water and sanitation service as well as teacher salaries and facilities. School Supplies include a school uniform, other clothing (underwear and after school clothing), hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, laundry soap, haircuts, etc) medical care, transportation, and entertainment (sports equipment, musical instruments). Educational materials include text books, light for studying at night, pencils, paper, etc. Room and board includes bedding, three meals a day seven days a week, and 24/7 adult supervision.

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