|As of September 2012 Education Runway was comitted to the funding of the training of Prossy Namuwonge, a 21-year old Ugandese woman at a teachers training college. Prossy was admitted to follow this education at the Kabukunge Primary Teachers’ College in the Masaka District in Central Uganda. The capital city of Kampala is also situated in Central Unganda, however Masaka can be considered more rural. When Prossy was not at school she spent most of her time with her parents and 12 siblings in her home village Kasensero in Rakai District, south of Kampala.
Approximately half of the population of Uganda is under 18 years of age (ca. 17 million children), of which the majority is either an orphan or heavily depending on third parties due to AIDS-infection, civil unrest or extreme poverty. Since government subsidies on education are lacking, larger families are facing financial barriers to give the children of Uganda proper education. Subsequently 75% of the Ugandese pupils do not finish their education or studies, yet even leave primary school due to lack of funding, marriage at young age or pregnancy.
We are happy that we were able to offer Prossy this chance through which she may help the next generations with the knowledge she gained. Prossy passed her exams succesfully in the Summer of 2014.
By clicking on this link you may find a letter from Prossy in which she thanks her sponsor.
Education Runway joined this project via Children of Uganda. For more information, please visit www.childrenofuganda.org.