Weʼve raised £600 to to help build an Women's Resource and Early Childhood Development Centre in Busembatia village!
- Funded on Wednesday, 9th May 2018
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In 2017 WIL Uganda is embarking on the exciting venture of fundraising to build an Eco Friendly Women's Resource and Early Childhood Development centre for women and girls in Busembatia village Uganda. We will be fundraising online and in the UK throughout 2017. In March we smashed our initial goal of £1500 which will enable us to buy the land.....next we're fundraising to build!
Why Eco friendly?
We want to build a centre that is truly sustainable in the community. To do that it must have low running costs and be able to manage the small costs that it does have. Solar power is an excellent way to power the whole centre with little cost to the environment or the centre. But solar power is not cheap and neither installation so its really important that we raise funds to make this a possibility.
Why do women and children need a resource and early childhood development centre?
Busembatia is a small rural village. Most households do not have running water or electricity. Government funds are scarce and the population live in poverty. Women and children have no safe space to learn or to access information and services.
We want to create a beacon of hope in the village that women and children access for FREE. Thats free education classes, free wellbeing classes, free nursery providing free early childhood development, free library and free use of our computer lab.
How much will this cost?
The cost really depends on how sustainable we want the building to be. We have been qouted just over £20,000 by a British charity who teaches local people how to build using local materials, This would enable local women to gain skills at the same time as building the centre, If we want a simpler less eco friendly structure we could do this for around £5000.
As a team we have are dreaming big and hope that if we can start the ball rolling by raising £5000 we will be able to get other donors on board who are equally passionate about our vision!
How will your donation help?
The centre will house:
Community crafts and adult literacy classes
A early childhood development nursery
A computer lab
Community meeting space
Women's support group and counselling
The funds raised will help us to buy:
** Building Materials and labour
** Solar power generators and panels
** Laptops for the computer lab
** Educational toys for the Nursery
** A play area in the grounds
With your help we can build a truly sustainable beacon of hope for women and children in the village.
Together we can make this dream a reality!
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A very kind gentleman declined a location fee today and instead suggested we give the money to charity. I can think of no worthier cause, good luck with this one ladies. xxx
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WIL Uganda is a grassroots, female led women's empowerment charity. Founded by British Lawyer and Gender Equality Advocate, Cianne Jones, the charity aims to empower women and girls in rural Uganda. The charity runs educational and capacity building programmes is rural villages.