Keeping children learning even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and support pupils through their parents who don’t have access to the current technologies and finances to buy daily data on their gadgets. The project will print, distribute 3,000 learning materials (books) to pupils in poor families, who have no access to pay for online studies, and their parents cant afford to buy learning materials during schools closure. This project will last for 2 months, failure to support with these basic needs, will deprive their rights in emergencies and beyond that means millions of young people across generations will continue to shoulder the burden of our in actions.
Northern Uganda for many years have been trailing and least in the Primary Leaving and Secondary final examinations, the effect of COVID-19 has worsened this.Some of the pupils have grown big and this has forced some of their parents to jump class e.g P.5 to sit in P.7, this discourages their peer friends. As education has been shut down and likely to reopen in January 2022, youth and children have spent two years without going to school, over 17,000 girls got pregnant and boys have abounded the interest of going back to school. The online learning has left millions of pupils stranded and hopeless as their parents can’t afford the necessary apparatus for them. Some pupils will have inferiority complex as they have not been studying, causing disparities in learning and the period of learning will still be short for them. Closures can also have considerable effects on pupils’ sense of belonging to schools and their feelings of self-worth these are a key for inclusion in education.
This funds will be used to print and distribute reading materials to 3,000 pupils, this will give hope to children who have already lost studies due to lack of home learning materials and others got pregnant/married, will have hope to start reading and revising, before they are too late to join again in 2022