Comcare's Educational projects will focus on:
Rural schools in poor areas are severely stressed due to large enrollment numbers from poor families that need to be facilitated. There is lack of desks, stationary, books, even basic facilities. There is a crisis due to lack of buildings for classrooms, lack of teachers and their accommodation, teaching aids, etc.
Lawrence High School (Kamwenge, Uganda)
Lawrence High school is a mixed school catering for both day and boarding students. It has both Ordinary and Advanced levels (senior 1 to 6). It offers subjects in Arts (liberal studies), and sciences. It was started in Feb, 2002. The school is located 300metres from Kamwenge town council, Kamwenge district in western Uganda. The current enrolment of students stands at above 400 students per term.
The local community was fully involved in the conceptualization and development initiative of the school which partially accounts for success of the school. Lawrence High School strives to provide access to education to all in the community especially the less privileged with no resources for education. The local community and the school administration are doing the best they can to make the project succeed, but with limited resources, they can only hope that they find willing parties to assist them.
With a mission to provide education to all within the community, the school offers free eduction to all the orphans who are not able to raise money for themselves. This however has caused budget constraints due to the ever increasing numbers of needy orphans, which now stands at thirty one (31). Lawrence High School is in need of two dormitories on campus to reduce renting costs, and ensure students safety.
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Rwere Primary School|
For years, students attending Rwere Primary School have been taught in inadequate classrooms built of sticks and poles held together by mud. The parents in the community started a fund to build new classrooms. The initiative was taken seriously by the parents who sold their only wealth of goats, chickens and cows to contribute to the fund. Not withstanding this effort, not enough money was raised to equip the new classrooms. The children still use hand made mats, and make shift desks made of planks of wood resting on stones or bricks as sitting benches.
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Hambiro Primary School|
The school has 450 children and five classrooms, with three new ones under construction. It is a boarding school, but at the moment, only boys are housed at school grounds. The school needs to build a girls dormitory. Money is needed to furnish new classrooms and roofing over the new structures. Water is also urgently needed . The solution may be to sink a borehole near by. If completed, the school would have enough facilities to help educate children from all surrounding villages and districts.
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Education in rural Africa has reached crisis proportions. In many parts of Africa and other poor communities around the world, children are taught under trees, or in over crowded , worn out, dilapidated buildings, classrooms with no textbooks etc.
How: The smallest contribution could help to provide book and stationary. Bigger contributions could go towards building classrooms, supplying electricity and water or getting computer facilities.
What: Some concerned individuals who have been moved by rural children's plight even make periodic visits to rural schools to help children.
Where: Schools all over Eastern and Central Africa are in need of help.
Cost: To build one double classroom with facilities including water tank, costs between $1500 to $1800.
Community Educational Fund
The establishment of a Community Educational Fund provides monies out of which hundreds of children from disadvantaged families would be able to further their education and consequently improve their lives.
How: The community elects and selects suitable and gifted youngsters who would not have otherwise been able to afford, university, tertiary or vocational school.
What: These students are then able to choose the tertiary, college or university for a degree course of their choice. They are expected to contribute to their home communities during and upon graduating.
Where: Scholarships/Bursaries and educational Funds to be established in East and Central Africa.
Cost: To send one student to university/tertiary institution for one year costs between $1500 to $2800 per year.