GETA- Give Education To All was founded in response to the inspiration of Fr. Paul Bigirwa.
We are raising money...
We are raising money to send to Uganda, funding the building, maintenance and running of St Theresa’s Nursery and Primary School.
St Theresa's was formed...
St Theresa’s School is a major project by Fr. Paul Bigirwa’s organisation, “Sustainable Action For Rural Sector” (SARS). They have previously set up a health centre in an area which had no health facility or access to health care. St Theresa Nursery and Primary School is their latest major project.
The initial cost of the school buildings was £5,476. The aim was to open in time for the start of the new academic year commencing 2nd February 2015. The basic structure was completed in time but funds ran out before plastering work could be done. Depite this, and with the uncertainty of when sufficient funds would be available to finish the work, it was decided to open the school anyway. However, this meant that the children were having lessons in classrooms with bare brick walls and not enough desks and equipment for them! School building work is an ongoing project and all building work is carried on using local labour and materials.
The money we raise allows St Theresa's to...
The aim of this project is to educate orphaned and underprivileged children in rural Kibaale so that the cycle of poverty might be broken and in so doing, give hope to the children and their families. It ensures that all pupils have the necessary equipment plus a uniform and two daily meals. Orphaned children pose a particular problem in a society where large families are the norm and where extended family is already struggling.
Many children have already benefited from the scheme and there are currently 20 children in primary, secondary, tertiary and vocational education. There is well documented evidence that educating girls has only positive social and economic implications for developing countries, the Trust ensures gender equality for opportunities.
A teacher earns a salary of £150 a year so the total salaries bill for 2015 was £750. As the pupil numbers increase the number of staff will need to increase, so staff salaries will increase accordingly, and there will be additional expenditure on the new children.
Going forward, we want to be able to help St Theresa's achieve the following:
- Finish this three-classroom block as quickly as possible for health and safety reasons.
- Provide stationary equipment for the children e.g. exercise books, pens, pencils, colouring pencils etc.
- Provide toys and set up a football ground.
- Expand on the current building to accommodate more classrooms.
- Supply sponsorships for the children to attend.