I think this is really great Robert - I know you have worked hard at building up this idea to what it has become since 2008. I know that there is a lot of demand for what you are providing - how many students do you have in the classes? and is there a waiting list. Services like these provided by you all who live in the community are much longer-term and dedicated to what people need compared to some projects which come and go. Well done for showing a really strong sustainable model for the last 7 years! - much more than most charities can claim. What have you learned that you want to improve if you could get more funding for this work?
That's great. A really good finding that mainstream school teachers are not aware of refugee issues - it sounds like your project could do a lot to help 'bridge' that gap with teachers too through this type of collaboration. This is really important since I have also heard of children having issues in schools through bullying or teachers not understanding their situation - which can be a massive barrier to learning or even in attending school in the first place. Thank you and best of luck with this!!
Hi Caesar, this is a great idea - a good point that one huge barrier to education is financing, especially in a city like Kampala where there are already existing schools which could be used by refugees but where financing is the main barrier. Can you explain if this SACCO will be specifically for education? if so how will it be different to a general SACCO? - for example will it be for specific members? will any information or knowledge building be added around education?