Empowering People For Change
The biggest need in poor Ugandan villages today is for education. The government only pays 1% of the cost of educating children. Average tuition is $140-150 per year. Many families total yearly income is $120 per year which means many children cannot attend school.
There is also a desperate need for health and literacy education for adults in remote villages. Many people die from preventable disease each year. Uganda, which is the size of Oregon, has 60 different language/tribal groups. English is the official language spoken throughout the country, but you must be literate to speak English. The lives of the illiterate are restricted to their tribal area. The following Life Seeds programs will help eradicate illiteracy and empower the people to transform their communities.
WOMEN’S LITERACY CLASSES
Life Seeds is partnering with Development Companions International to bring women’s literacy classes to 8 villages around the Mbale, Uganda area. This proven program teaches women to read and write their native language the first year and in English the second year. Graduates of this program have many advantages. They can help their children with school, be involved in local politics, understand and implement health education curriculum and be trained in small business management.
Donations of any amount, (monthly or one-time) toward this project are greatly appreciated.