Every child in the world should attend 200 days of school each year. This year, 80,000 refugee children in Uganda attended 0 days of schooling. This will change, because with your support, Vijana Corps will deliver free education to 500 children in five refugee settlements across northern Uganda. Vijana Corps has designed a Mobile digital classroom for accelerated computer assisted learning. The kit will rotate weekly classes between camps to deliver quality primary schooling and edutainment.
Bidi Bidi refugee settlement, the largest in the world located in Uganda, hosts over 157,000 children who have fled conflicts and famine in South Sudan. Over 80,000 of these children are not enrolled in school. This is a part of a global problem where 3.5 million refugee children around the world are denied the right to learn. Some children arrive unaccompanied at the camps where they will spend their entire childhood. As children grow up in refugee, their opportunities in life begin to dwindle.
Education offers a new glimpse of hope. This project will deliver a Mobile Classroom and social cohesion hub designed for 500 children and youth. The mobile hub is fully equipped for accelerated computer assisted learning and comes fully installed with primary school curriculum, a mobile library, games and entertainment components. The hub is a safe learning space and the entertainment unit is a platform for social cohesion and integration, hence opening the children to a life after conflicts.
Providing free education to these 500 children will not only prepare them for secondary education, but will make them agents of peace for their country. Some of these children live in child-headed families because they lost their parents in war. Education is their only hope for the future; an investment for peaceful development and future prosperity of themselves and their country. It is also an investment for peaceful coexistence between the refugees and their local host communities.