Educating Africa's Children

How To Get Involved

Donations

All donations are welcome, large or small. Because Educating Africa’s Children is committed to maximizing all donations for the Development Centre for Needy Children and the Bujengwe Community School, board members are donating all operating costs.  Therefore, 100% of outside donations will go directly to the schools supported by Educating Africa’s Children.

To make a donation, please use the donation button to the left.  If you prefer to send a check, please send it to:

Educating Africa’s Children, 2633 N Wilton Ave, Unit 1, Chicago, IL  60614, 773-991-2812.

Costs for building and maintaining a school include:

Cost Amount
Yearly school fees, including lunch, per child $150
Yearly boarding fees per child $250
School uniform per child $35
Yearly scholastic materials per child $20
Teacher’s salary (1 month) $125
Teacher’s salary (1 term) $375
Teacher’s salary (1 year) $1125
Headteacher’s salary (1 month) $150
Headteacher’s salary (1 term) $450
Headteacher’s salary (1 year) $1350
Teacher training (1 semester) $335
1 new classroom $40,000
Cabinet for headteacher’s office $100
Table for headteacher’s office $100
Office chair $20
Textbook storage unit $120
1 new pit latrine $3,600
1 truckload of sand $100
1 bag of cement $20
1 piece of timber for roofing $2
1 sheet of iron for roofing $8.40
1 kg of nails $3.25
Cook’s salary (1 month) $50
1 kg sugar for tea $1.50
50 kg maize flour for porridge $40

Educating Africa’s Children also collects used laptops and cameras to donate to the schools.  If you are interested in making this type of donation, please contact us.  Two laptops have already been donated to the Bujengwe Community School:

VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100
Sponsoring a Child

Sponsoring a child is $185 per year.  This will cover the child’s tuition as well as a uniform and bag.  Your child will be given your name and some children choose to write their sponsors.  Although we hope that sponsors will consider continuing their sponsorship from year to year, this is certainly not necessary.  If you would like to sponsor a child, please use the “donation” button and make a note in the paypal comments that your donation is intended to be a sponsorship.  If you have a preference of age, gender, or school, please note that as well.  We select children for sponsorship based on need and you will be provided with the background of your child.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in teaching at or assisting with schools in Uganda, please contact us.  Volunteers will be required to pay the costs associated with volunteering, but there is no more direct way to help the schools than to volunteer directly.  If you have specialized skills, interests, or availability, please include that in any communications so that we can best assess what opportunities may be available.

For those interested in volunteering in your own community to fundraise or spread the word about Educating Africa’s Children, please contact us for the best way to help.

Children’s Pen Pal Programs

If you are a teacher or a parent and are interested in learning about pen pal opportunities with students in Uganda, please contact us.

Teacher Idea Exchange

Teachers interested in sharing ideas and teaching techniques with teachers in Uganda should contact us.