The Uganda Village Project scholarship fund, founded in 2004, has provided scholarships to over 130 students. The recipients are orphans and vulnerable children in need of financial assistance to be able to attend secondary school, which is the Ugandan equivalent of high school. The fees to attend school per term range from $35 to $50 depending on the school, which places school out of the range of possibility for many children. Many students have come to us for help, explaining that they have been "chased out" of school following an inability to cover their fees. Some students even resort to ‘sugar daddies’ to help them pay for their fees in exchange for sexual relationships, which contributes to the rise in HIV and syphilis infections in the adolescent population.
- Provide secondary education to students in greatest need in the Iganga District of Uganda, to help increase the skills and knowledge of the young people in the district and to improve their health and well-being
- Fund all students through graduation from secondary school
- Increase the extent of the funding such that exam fees, uniforms, and rising tuition costs will not be a problem for scholarship recipients
- Support the Millennium Development Goal established by the United Nations – to eradicate gender disparity in secondary school education completely by 2015
Mission of the UVP Scholarship Fund:
To encourage young people living in poverty in the Iganga District of Uganda to attain higher education, avoid child marriage and sexually transmitted infections, increase participation in community service, and improve their capacity to achieve higher income and improved health.
All children in Iganga District will be free to attend and graduate from secondary school, as well as to attend university if they desire to continue their education.
Values of the Scholarship Fund
- The right to health of every child
- The right to a high-quality education
- Gender equality in education
- Academic achievement as well as academic integrity
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