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Meet Richard

Edukid first met Richard in 2008. His father and brothers and sisters have all died. Richard had dropped out of school three years earlier as his mother could not afford the school fees. They lived in a mud hut surrounded by overgrown bush.

Through Edukid’s support he returned to school and finished his education. Richard’s dream has always been to work in agriculture. We sent him to Agricultural school for three years, and he graduated in 2014.

Richard has now converted the bush around his home to a banana plantation, and piggery. From this he earns enough money to start building a brick house for him and his mother, and continue with his studies.

He is totally financially dependant and volunteers with Edukid. Local villagers also employ him to pass on his knowledge to others.

In February Edukid filmed Richard. This film will be available later in 2015, along with teaching resources for schools.

Meet Robinson

When Robinson completed his education with Edukid he chose to study mechanics. After two years of vocational studies Robinson graduated. He wrote a short business plan to Edukid and we gave him a small business loan. He now has a regular income doing what he loves.

In February Edukid filmed Robinson. This film will be available later in 2015, along with teaching resources for schools.

Meet Kenneth

Kenneth is an orphan with no living relatives. He was brought up in foster care, and during the war he often had to flee his house and run to the nearby town of Gulu for safety. Most of these nights were spent living rough on the streets.

Kenneth graduated with us in 2013 and achieved the highest grades in Northern Uganda for his year. In January 2015 Edukid found a sponsor and he now attends university and is studying Engineering.

In February Edukid filmed Kenneth. This film will be available later in 2015, along with teaching resources for schools.

More successful students

You can see a report of students who have left the program and are now working or have been admitted to Universities or Institutes.