“I AM GRATEFUL TO NOT BE SCARED FOR MY CHILDREN; THEY ARE IN SAFE HANDS”

Moses is a father of seven and a farmer in Uganda. After PEAS built a school near his farm, he was interested in learning more about the school. Here he shares his story.

Moses said: “I heard that they were constructing a school near my farm. After the school started doing well and my children managed to graduate primary school, I enrolled them as soon as I could. I wanted them to experience a quality education; their grades have continued to improve since joining. When my children come home from school, I see them diving into their books – they love doing their homework.”

Being nearby helps families like mine with little money. It has also provided some work for me, as we sometimes sell firewood and various other products to the school. I can pay school fees with the money I earn from growing coffee; I can also afford to do some repairs to my house.”

Uganda experienced the world’s longest school closures, which impacted Moses and his family. PEAS supported families like Moses’ through a robust remote educational response programme that used radio broadcast, text messaging, phone calls, and the distribution of self-study materials to keep students engaged.

Moses added: “I am happy that the children have gone back to school to continue their education, also my businesses started doing better since the lockdown ended.”

Did you know that 72 million African children still lack access to secondary education? Can you support us as we carry out our vital work to change that? Donate here.

 

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