Education & scholarships vulnerable children

Each child has a right to education ! Globally over 124 million children don’t go to school, the majority lives in Africa. This has extreme consequences for their future and the future of their families, communities and country. In Karamoja, 95% of the population is illiterate. 75% of the children doesn’t go to primary school and 93% never goes to secondary school…

Child Care Africa supports schools in Karamoja with materials and basic infrastructure and we help the most vulnerable children with access to education, health care and counselling. The scholarship beneficiaries include:

  • Girls who fled female genital mutilation or forced marriage 
  • Victims of child abuse or neglect 
  • Street children and victims of child trafficking 
  • Children with a chronic illness or disability 
  • Orphans 
  • Children in extreme poverty 
  • Children of disabled, sick or elderly parent(s) / guardian(s) 
  • Children of single mothers / widows

Education

The sponsored children go to a good boarding school in their own district. They receive a mattress, soap, sanitary towels, teaching materials and other necessities from us. Children can enroll at different ages and levels and are supported until they have completed their education. Depending on their school achievements and aspirations, this could mean vocational training, diploma or university.

Healthcare

Child Care Africa reimburses all necessary medical care of the sponsored children. The children also receive sex education and are regularly tested for HIV and pregnancy. Children with HIV, a chronic illness or malnutrition receive extra attention from us. We also have a separate medical program for children with disabilities.

Safety

Although the number of sponsored children is growing, personal attention remains very important to us. CCA invests a lot of time and energy in building a good relationship of trust with the children. We offer them a listening ear and pay attention to their individual circumstances. The children are visited at home and at school, individually and in groups.

CCA maintains contact with parents and carers. They are actively involved in our programs and remain ultimately responsible for their child. We support vulnerable single mothers or grandparents through individual “Take Steps” projects that increase their income.

We offer extra help to children who are not safe at home through our shelter and safety program.