Help adolescents to continue their education, to avoid exploitation and improve their future prospects
Starlight Family Charity School ( www.starlightfamily.org ) provides much needed support and free primary level education to over 100 disadvantaged children in the parish of Kibale , Kiboga, Uganda helping them and the community towards a better future. However when the adolescent girls have finished at primary level there is a real danger that without enrolling in secondary level education that they will be exploited and end up as teenage single mothers which is not ideal in any country but especially difficult in rural Uganda. When able Starlight Family runs awareness campaigns on sex education and planned parenthood to both teenage girls and boys. However we have found the best way to help them is to make sure that they remain in the education system. Equally there is a danger for adolescent boys who fall out of education. They may be exploited for labour or end up involved selling drugs or even taking drugs if they feel they have no hope for the future. If we can fund the teens to continue their education they will be occupied productively and improve their potential for a better life and better future. Read about Immeridah and Kenneth who have both been helped through this project.
How you can help: This project is to raise money so that once the children have finished their primary education at Starlight Family school they can continue their education to improve their future prospects and avoid exploitation. For some this will mean enrolling in a local high school and for others it will mean learning a practical skill so that they can find employment. Donations to the project can be made directly to our Donorbox campaign or by clicking on the PayPal icon below.
Below: Lukyamuzi James with three of the boys from the top class in primary school who have been enabled to continue their education through support from the Youth Education Project
Above left: : A video on behalf of Starlight Family thanking a recent new sponsor for sponsoring Kenneth’s education and expenses at boarding school for one whole year.
Above right: 5 of the adolescent girls we have been able to support to stay in education with your help via our Youth Education Project