We are raising funds to set up a scholarship fund for children’s education in Northern Uganda. The World Bank recently reported that while poverty levels have dropped in most areas of Uganda, poverty level in the Northern part of the country has instead gone up.
The World Bank attributes decrease in poverty levels in other parts of the country to better educated populations. The level of poverty in the North is so high that most parents cannot afford sending their children to post secondary institutions.
This scholarship once established, will address this problem.
The Solution: The Lango Association of North America (LAONA) supports the World Bank recommendation for giving poor northern Uganda youths an opportunity to attend college. The Association will give those kids the educational opportunities they need for enhancing the quality of life for themselves and their families. The Association sees this proposed scholarship initiative as a durable and practical means of rebuilding the sub-region. The Association is raising the money for the scholarship fund that will be administered from North America to ensure that the students from the Lango sub-region actually get the financial help they need for college education. This scholarship is by no means a hand-out; it is a much needed hand-up that will make a lasting impact on the recipients and the sub-region. For example, the scholarship will not only empower the girls in the sub-region, but also, it will allow them to attend college without predators taking advantage of them as is currently the case. For sustainability, this proposed scholarship fund initiative will be an endowment. Your donation will have immediate impact on the lives of these children.
ABOUT US: Lango Association of North America (LAONA), Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the U.S Internal Revenue Code.