GERESOM ILUKOR's New Entry

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GERESOM ILUKOR's New Entry: Action for Sustainable Health,Education and Development Initiative (ASHEDI)

Kumi, Uganda
Year Founded:
2016
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Scaling strategies launched within the past 6 months:
Organizational Growth
Trainings, Consultation
Campaigns
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

This project will provide rain water storage tanks to schools, construct pit latrines , provide re-usable menstrual pads to the girl child and scholastic materials to the disadvantaged children to increase school attendance rates and learning outcomes. Sensitisation will be given to parents.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

What if we had a world where school children were happy to go school every day!
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

This project is trying to address the problems associated with poor sanitation in schools, poor attendance by the girl children, lack of scholastic materials and uniform for the disadvantaged children.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

The proposed solutions to this are; to construct rain water storage tanks, supply re-usable menstrual pads to the girl children, construct ventilated improved pit latrines and supply scholastic materials to primary schools in Kumi district in Uganda. All menstrual pads and scholastic materials are being distributed and school enrollment has tremendously risen with support from local volunteers.

Awards

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Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

-The menstrual pads are re-usable so there is sustainability. -The pit latrines will have provision for girls to dressing themselves while in periods and children who disabled with have their own provision.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

There is over 30% school attendance at the school.
Sustainability
Funding: How is your project financially supported?: 
individual donations or gifts - 100%
Team

Founding Story

It is a local community based organisation established in 2016 by a group of ten community members.

Team

Ilukor Geresom born of the area saw that the schools were poorly attended and the performance was deteriorating that is when the idea to support the schools and gradually extend to support the surrounding villages to build capacity of the parents to sustain school activities.