£30 per month gives hope of a brighter future
Edukid started work in Northern Uganda in 2008 – just 9 months after the 21 year child- soldier civil war finished. Tens of thousands of children returned from the bush, many finding they were orphans, or had no family members. Numerous girls also returned with siblings, meaning many were children-led families with no homes to return to or source of income.
Edukid helps children falling within six categories: former child soldiers; abductees; orphans; child-led families, those with HIV/AIDS and those living in chronic poverty. We provide both primary and secondary education. Some children chose to progress to the equivalent of our ‘A’ Level, but most choose to go onto vocational training. Students are then helped to prepare a business plan and are given a small business loan to enable them to set up in practice and earn an income.