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£410raised of £1,500 target by 12 supporters

    Weʼve raised £410 to set up locally run Kidz Klubs in rural Ugandan villages to raise self-belief, confidence and aspirations in poverty-stricken children.

    Location
    Bududa, Eastern Region, Uganda
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 31st December 2016

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    In 2014, in Bududa (Uganda), as an Independent Volunteer, I set up a Kids Klub which ran as a pilot for 1 year. Now, I want to restart Kids Klub and set up satellite clubs in the villages so children don;t have to walk hours to get there or otherwise be excluded.

    The aim is to build self-esteem, aspirations and capability within children from a poverty stricken area. The strategy is to use games and exercises to build creativity, leadership and team work skills. The method of delivery is informal, fun and with no corporal punishment. This allowed the children to be free to take risks (and unlock their creativity). Creativity is essential for survival in country like Uganda where opportunities can appear limited.

    The results from the pilot were confident children, with raised aspirations and a thirst to learn how they could continue to develop themselves.

    There were of course challenges to overcome - funding, obviously. The aid dependent mentality another - but, with children, their minds being so flexible, they quickly see the benefits of self-reliance.

    I intend to work with the local community to select and train the right people to become Kids Klub Facilitators. With evidence and learning gained from the pilot, we can create a (low) income generating Kids Klub which would then be eligible to attract a community development grant from the government for further expansion. (These grants are not readily available). UPDATE: These grants have been withdrawn without a known reason!

    Funds raised are for the inevitable costs associated with training people with limited education backgrounds, which includes ongoing mentoring and capacity building strategies.

    See www.bigloveforbududa.com for some more background info.

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    • Sasha Turki

      Sasha Turki

      2 months ago

      Sasha Turki

      The possible deal with Kids Life Studio has not gone ahead due to lack of funds - even though Kids Life Studio were being generous with their offering. Maybe another time! If I went ahead with this, then I would not also be able to resource the 5 Kidz Klubs which will serve and benefit 125 children in the first instance. So, I made the decision based on utilitarian concept - most good to the most people.

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    • Sasha Turki

      Sasha Turki

      2 months ago

      Sasha Turki

      So 6 Kidz Klubs are going to start up in Jan/Feb. I have committed resources to 5. I have a further 2 on a waiting list. I provide training for teachers (how to run Kidz Klub), a 15 week program (it is a rolling program but for 15 weeks the teachers are spoon fed a plan as they get used to the ideas and concepts. If a volunteer is running a Klub single handedly, they get a very small gratuity. Park of the resource pack, includes sees to grow a crop, for profit, to be used for more resources (pens/plasticine/crafts) as they are needed.

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    • Sasha Turki

      Sasha Turki

      3 months ago

      Sasha Turki

      Thanks Paul... I can't see your details to thank you personally buy I appreciate you thinking of us, taking the time to visit this site and making a donation. X

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    12

    • Lucy Robertson-Ritchie

      Lucy Robertson-Ritchie

      Dec 23, 2016

      This sounds like such a great project. Well done. Great to see your adventures on fab. Take care and Merry Christmas. X

      £30.00

    • Marieann Horsley

      Marieann Horsley

      Dec 23, 2016

      Hi Sasha, A great cause, good luck with everything.Love Marieann

      £25.00

    • Paul

      Paul

      Dec 5, 2016

      £5.00

    About the fundraiser
    Sasha Turki

    Sasha Turki

    Bududa, Eastern Region, Uganda

    I have a wealth of experience in supporting livelihoods, life coaching, mental health, support and care work, project management and law enforcement. I am driven now to support sustainable development using empowering rather than pity models of aid. Am determined and pragmatic.

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