The impact of corona on education in Uganda is huge. Pupils from the last class of primary school were able to take their exams, but with far fewer lessons and preparation. All the more impressive that Jackline, sponsored by CCA, has successfully completed primary school! Jackline is the only CCA student to graduate from primary school this year.
In Uganda, schools were almost completely closed from March 2020 to March 2021. Some classes were allowed to start slowly again in March 2021. On June 7th, all students would be back at school; but unfortunately… on June 6th, when all the students had just been gathered, they had to go home again. Very sad… The lockdown has increased poverty; the markets are closed and there is little economic activity. The second lockdown has hit hard.
Esther (13) suffered severe burns as a baby when she had an accident with fire. She burned her right arm and both hands. Unfortunately, her family had no money to take Esther to the hospital. Now, 13 years later, Esther is sponsored by CCA. We also help her with treatments at CoRSU, a hospital specialized in the care of children with disabilities.
On our website, we publish articles about Karamoja. News, stories about the community, culture, economy and development. But we never wrote about the beautiful and rich nature in Karamoja. With Kidepo national park in Kaabong, northeast Uganda, as an absolute highlight. Read more about this incredible national park and see the photos Dorian Cosijnse took in the park.
Our administrators and volunteers are selflessly committed to the work of Child Care Africa in Uganda. In the blogs by the board, board members write about their highlights or what drives them. What makes their heart beat faster? Read the board members’ blogs and get to know the beating heart of the Child Care Africa foundation.