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Tackle Poverty Through Education
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Ended Jul 31, 2013
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.”
Kofi Annan

Education. We take it for granted, we waste it, and we even resent the systems .
“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.”
Kofi Annan

Education. We take it for granted, we waste it, and we even resent the systems that ensure we get it. And yet nearly a billion children in the developing world don’t have access to it.

This summer I will be travelling to Uganda, with charity Volunteer Uganda (VU), to teach at a secondary school in one of the poorest, rural villages in the world. The aim of the project is not only to provide a unique four week learning opportunity for Ugandan students, but coupled with close collaboration with local teachers, I hope to share modern, progressive teaching approaches, to leave the Ugandan teachers with lasting tools to unlock the full potential of their students.

What do I hope to achieve by volunteering?

Education is the foundation of life, a basic human need and the best path away from poverty for Uganda's population, 85% of whom survive on less than a dollar a day! I hope to have a tangible impact in a context where education can be truly pivotal in determining life outcomes.

What can you do to help?

‘Less than one per cent of what the world spends every year on weapons is needed to put every child into school’

Making a donation is the simplest thing you can do to help give the children in Bwindi what we all take for granted – the right to be educated! Your donations will allow me to be a part of a programme that is working to eradicate educational poverty in Uganda, and in turn drive Ugandan education forward!
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