We walk by faith not by sight
The initiation of Pure Love home school project was as result of Children in all slums who said that school was a very important part of their lives. They said that they enjoyed going to school, often citing it as one of the things that made them happy. Those who were unable to attend school saw it as something that was lacking in their lives and which they aspired to do. Some of the particular challenges that children said they faced and also account for variations in enrolment levels across the sites included: difficulty in getting to school… children having to work to generate income for the household or girls being married off early for financial advantage. Some children believed that having an education meant that they could go on to have a better life afterwards and saw it as an important way out of their current situation.
Children are principally responsible within the household for fetching water, in slum areas. Younger boys participate in this activity alongside younger girls, but in teenage years this becomes an activity that primarily girls perform. Opinions about fetching water differ from locality to locality and between girls and boys. While younger children enjoy fetching water as a way to leave the house and play with friends, adolescent girls in some localities are faced with threats of sexual harassment and/or abuse. Distances to water points in rural areas are still long, and points are often not working which means that some households still use open water sources which are seldom treated before use, leading to water-borne diseases.
The majority of children in slum areas speak about being involved in food production activities to raise additional resources to purchase food. This often leads to them withdrawing from school, either temporarily or on a permanent basis. Girls reported working in the family business of maize on the streets of Kampala, whereas boys were more involved in scrap collection business, particularly in the slums. In urban localities, households facing income poverty had difficulty purchasing food, particularly at certain times of the year. Some children said they or children they knew ate few meals a day or went hungry. In this sense, lack of food is experienced differently in rural and urban areas but was identified as a problem in both.
Access to improved sanitation facilities in slum areas remains limited, with a number of the parents and children in slum areas use open areas and water sources for urination and defecation, contributing to an unhygienic environment. There’s a problem of accumulating rubbish and waste on the streets as a major concern in their communities, particularly in slum areas. More effort is needed, for the local councils and the government to put in place forums to teach people in the slums areas about water hygiene and sanitation.
Over Come Synopsis.
As much we labor to send our children to school, they are faced with many challenges which destruct them from concentration. As Christians we believe it's spiritual and demonic attacks that keep our children from their success, and the only way to overcome the temptations is through prayer by the name of Jesus Christ. 1st John 4:4.
From Rags to Riches
OUR MISSION, Helping Uganda’s most vulnerable children, to help Uganda tomorrow Through our survey and research we realized that a number of youths in the community are either school drop outs or children who were supposed to be at school but have not gotten the chance, even after the introduction of Free Primary and Secondary Education in Uganda. We saw the need to help these vulnerable children in community not to miss out on school because the parents who cannot afford school dues. .Read More