Overview of schools and enrolled children
Currently, we support 21 children by paying their school fees, scholastic materials, transportation, accommodation and/or medical treatment. On average, we spend around 745,500 UGX on one child per year, which are around 226 USD (exchange rate 1:3,300).
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Adyel Boarding primary school: is a governmental boarding primary school, which is one of the best performing school in Lira district. It has a total number of over 1,500 pupils and 35 teachers. School fees and accommodation cost 489,000 UGX per term, resulting in total annual costs of 1,467,000 UGX. We have one girl called Mercy enrolled in primary five. Mercy is a total orphan who survived through the support of her grandmother.
Ambalal primary school: is one of the oldest governmental schools in Lira. It is a mixed day school located 1 kilometer north of out town. Ambalal has around 1,300 pupils and a total of 20 teachers. We have enrolled 3 children (Darious, Tina, and Flavia) at this school. Their amount of yearly support varies due to their different academic levels (primary 2 & 5) and personal requirements. One child is, for example, a total orphan and HIV+, requiring ART and medical treatment which cost 195,000 UGX per year. We spend annually between 873,600 UGX and 1,302,600 UGX on these children.
Lira Central Primary School: is a mixed private school located opposite of Lira’s referral main hospital, along Lira-Kitgum road. It has over 1,600 pupils and 41 teachers. We have enrolled Lubanga Omia Innocent in primary five, who is the first born of two children. Her mother is a single mother. Her total annual requirements are 1,551,600 UGX.
Piaget Nursery school: is a nursery and primary private school with over 370 pupils, located close to Lira’s city center next to Gracious Palace Hotel. We have enrolled Acomo treasure, who is the last born of a single mother’s two children. Her annual requirements are 705,000 UGX.
River side Nursery and Primary school: is a mixed day private school located in Otwal Sub-county, Kole District, with a total of 600 pupils and 18 teachers. We have nine children enrolled in primary 1 to 5. Their annual requirements vary 870,000 UGX and 960,000 UGX, depending on age and medial treatments.
Opeta Primary School: is a remote governmental school located in Aboke Sub-county, Kole district. We have two children enrolled at this school. Ayugi Naume is in primary 1 and requires 300,000 UGX per year. Akulu Racheal is enrolled in primary 5 and lives with her mother who is in a critical medical condition due to her HIV infection. We pay a total of 450,000 UGX per year for Racheal. Since the school is very remote and not good for her performance, we the hope to transfer her to a better school next term, meaning there will be changes in the cost of her school fees.
St Gracious Primary School: is a mixed day private school located in Ireda, close to Lira town. It has a total of 1,470 pupils with 24 teachers. We have enrolled Akulu monica in primary 3, who requires 480,000 UGX per year.
Lira Modern Primary School: is a day and boarding primary school in Lira District located along Ngeta road. The school has over 1,250 pupils. We have enrolled Owona Simon Peter in primary 5 who is the last born out of three children. He lost his father three years ago and now left hardly surviving with the mother. Annual requirements are 250,000 UGX.
Other: We have enrolled two other girls in smaller schools („Mather merry“, „Lira Police“), who require 245,000 and 206,000 for their education.
So far, only Mercy at Adyel Boarding primary school has a direct long-term sponsor, which secures stability and steady academic development. As a small organisation that is dependent on donations, we continuously fear that financial resources may be reduced and then not be sufficient to support all of the children. Please help us bring stability their lives: Become a Sponsor!
In Uganda we have different levels of education:
- Nursery Level for babies from the age of three (ranging from Baby class, middle class and Top class).
- Second level is called Primary education which takes seven years (primary 1 to 7).
- Third level of education is called Secondary education. It takes four years to attain the Ordinary level certificate and two years to finish the Advanced level.
After having completed all these level, pupils can join the university or any institution of higher learning.
The academic year is split into 3 terms and each term takes approximately three month.