According to UIC data from UNESCO, of all regions, sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of education exclusion. Over one-fifth of children between the ages of about 6 and 11 are out of school. Almost 60% of youth between the ages of about 15 and 17 are not in school.
“Through Education, we can help change the fate of street children”, said Lawrence Patrick, Founder of Mehiel Foundation.
Mehiel Foundation proudly announced the official opening of Wisdom Prep School / School in Bulenga, Uganda. In collaboration with CELEDI-Ug, the charity’s longstanding trusted partner, the school is now running 5 classes to provide proper education to over 70 pupils aged from 5-7. Though hunger and malnutrition remain underprivileged children’s daily struggle, they can now dream and build their own bright future. Prior to the new school opening locally, young children can worry less any hidden danger in their long-distance walk to school located in the next village. Local teachers, who share the same vision, not only earn a job opportunity, but a chance to give back to their own community. The charity wishes 150 pupils can earn a chance to read next year with generous support from the donors.
Last year, Mehiel Foundation has opened a Vocational School for Girls in the Wakiso District in Uganda. Girls of all ages can now learn baking, tailoring, hairdressing, cosmetics and computer skills to earn for a living, go independent and change fate of her family.
About MEHIEL FOUNDATION
Mehiel Foundation is a small charitable organisation based in Oxfordshire, UK, founded in 2010, which has undertaken 33 projects in 14 countries around the world. Its primary aim is to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice, in order to deliver lasting change in the lives of poor and vulnerable people.
For more information, please visit https://mehiel.org or follow Mehiel Foundation on social media.