Educating over 500 children in one of the most vulnerable areas of Northern Uganda
HELPING CREATE A NEW GENERATION OF EDUCATED CHILDREN IN ALOI, UGANDA
Hope Lives Elementary School provides opportunity for vulnerable children to obtain an education. In a country that was ravaged by civil war and rebellion for more than 20 years, few in the region have the resources to educate the children in their care. Hope Lives Aloi provides sponsorship to vulnerable students in a place where all schools require students to pay tuition and provide their own supplies and uniforms. Hope Lives raises up children to be strong, Christian leaders within their region and country.
47% of the population of Uganda is under the age of 14, with the median age of the country being only 15.
Hope Lives provides two meals a day to students, which is often the only meals they receive. This is different from government schools where students are responsible for their own meals.
In Uganda, lack of education for girls and early marriage are often the roots of lifelong gender disparity. Uganda has one of the highest rates of early marriage in the world, with 40 percent of girls marrying before the age of 18 and 10 percent marrying before age 15.
Hope Lives has been able to provide consistent, monthly pay for teachers, which is rare in Uganda, and therefor we have been able to attract highly capable and committed educators.