Project Complete

School of Purpose

Location: Kampala, UG

Budget: $14000.00

Still Needed: $0.00

Goal: Provide vocational training for women at risk

How You Can Help:

Update: This project (year 1) has been fully funded! The first round of funding was sent May 22. We are posting updates at the bottom of this page (click here) and on Facebook, so be sure to check back often.

Remnant Generation works to rescue and restore lives of girls affected by sexual abuse and crisis pregnancy; enabling them to thrive and achieve their God given potential. Dozens of babies and mothers have been saved from abortion and intended suicide through their ministry.

Impact Nations is proud to partner with Remnant Generation in order to minister to these beautiful young women who would otherwise face a life of abuse and poverty.

THE NEED

Uganda is among the countries with the highest teenage pregnancies in Africa. Nearly 40% of women have given birth before the age of 18. Many of those women are uneducated, leaving them with no hope of breaking the cycle of poverty.

Remnant Generation is committed to helping young mothers achieve a level of formal or vocational education to enable them achieve their Godly purpose. Unfortunately, many of these women are so far behind in their education that a return to primary school is no longer a possibility.

THE PROJECT

The School of Purpose is a tailored skills training program that will incorporate both formal and informal teaching strategies to ensure that no girl is left behind. The school will be set up on Remnant Generation’s existing property and will include courses such as: knitting, urban farming, hair dressing, literacy and numeracy, life skills, and Bible classes.

In the first year, 30 women that are currently in high risk situations will be welcomed into the program. By year two, the School of Purpose will be ready to expand to 50 students, 30 of which will be paying tuition in order to help subsidize those who are in the care of Remnant Generation.

SUSTAINABILITY

Several small businesses are planned to run in partnership with the school, starting with a salon in year two. The top students will earn the right to an apprenticeship in the salon, the profits of which should be able to fully fund the school by year three.

Impact Nations has run similar programs in India, where we had over 400 women graduate from sewing schools.  Our Indian partners have reported that 85% of those women went on to be self-sustained as a result of their new skills.  We are praying for similar results in Uganda.

THE INVITATION

Join us as we inspire, equip and empower dozens of girls through the School of Purpose. Together we can turn stories of desperation into stories of hope and inspiration.

The full version of this proposal can be seen here.

UPDATES

June 13 2017

Construction, Furniture and Materials: "We are happy to report that the classrooms are ready. The staff and resident girls have been working hard helping out with carrying materials, clearing the space and this we did with so much fun...The Remnant Generation has procured carpentry services to make 30 chairs, six tables, two black board and a notice board. All furniture is still work in progress and we expect it to be ready by the 3 rd week of June."

Community Mobilization: "Our team of social workers joined by volunteers and some of the girls in our care has been moving within the community to identify vulnerable girls that need an opportunity to acquire a skills. This was one of our strategies to ensure that we get the right girls onto the program. We have engaged local council leaders and churches in this exercise. This exercise was a huge part of our regular community outreaches. From the responses received so far from these outreaches, we expect that the numbers of girls applying to attend the school will be more than what we can accommodate the first semester. We only have 10 slots available for semester one. The girls to come in will be screened and selected carefully with priority given to the girls that are highly- at-risk. The rest of the girls will be accepted into the school in semester 2."



School of Purpose Update June 13 2017 from Impact Nations on Vimeo.

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