Project Funded!

School of Purpose (Year 3)

Location: Kampala, UG

Budget: $14250.00

Still Needed: $14250.00

Goal: Provide vocational training for women at risk

How You Can Help:

Update: This project is now in its second year, but a third round of funding will be needed before it is fully self sustained. We are posting updates at the bottom of this page (click here) and on Facebook, so be sure to check back often. If you would like to help us with a similar project, click here.

Remnant Generation works to rescue and restore lives of girls affected by sexual abuse and crisis pregnancy; enabling them to thrive and achieve their God given potential. Dozens of babies and mothers have been saved from abortion and intended suicide through their ministry.

Impact Nations is proud to partner with Remnant Generation in order to minister to these beautiful young women who would otherwise face a life of abuse and poverty.

THE NEED

Uganda is among the countries with the highest teenage pregnancies in Africa. Nearly 40% of women have given birth before the age of 18. Many of those women are uneducated, leaving them with no hope of breaking the cycle of poverty.

Remnant Generation is committed to helping young mothers achieve a level of formal or vocational education to enable them achieve their Godly purpose. Unfortunately, many of these women are so far behind in their education that a return to primary school is no longer a possibility.

THE PROJECT

The School of Purpose is a tailored skills training program that will incorporate both formal and informal teaching strategies to ensure that no girl is left behind. The school will be set up on Remnant Generation’s existing property and will include courses such as: knitting, urban farming, hair dressing, literacy and numeracy, life skills, and Bible classes.

In the first year, 30 women that are currently in high risk situations will be welcomed into the program. By year two, the School of Purpose will be ready to expand to 50 students, 30 of which will be paying tuition in order to help subsidize those who are in the care of Remnant Generation.

SUSTAINABILITY

Several small businesses are planned to run in partnership with the school, starting with a salon in year two. The top students will earn the right to an apprenticeship in the salon, the profits of which should be able to fully fund the school by year three.

Impact Nations has run similar programs in India, where we had over 400 women graduate from sewing schools.  Our Indian partners have reported that 85% of those women went on to be self-sustained as a result of their new skills.  We are praying for similar results in Uganda.

THE INVITATION

Join us as we inspire, equip and empower dozens of girls through the School of Purpose. Together we can turn stories of desperation into stories of hope and inspiration.

The full version of this proposal can be seen here.

UPDATES

June 3, 2019

The Remnant Generation recently had an intense weekend! With two girls in labour at the same time (earlier than expected) and another girl with a bleeding condition which caused fainting and dizziness, a fourth girl was diagnosed with a kidney issue!


Annabelle’s Facebook update later read:


Quick Update:

Thank you for praying friends. One girl delivered normally and another by c-section. We have a baby boy and girl born just hours apart. Both babies still in nursery but the condition is not very worrying. God is awesome. Mamas are healing slowly. Hopefully we can be discharged by Wednesday.

And another one preg teen mom was admitted to manage the bleeding & for further checks. Her platelets are very low. She needs a transfusion and we need a miracle to find a match. Keep praying.



Two babies have been born out of this intense weekend! One baby was born underweight to her 15 year old mother. After improving in the ICU, she and her mother have returned home to The Remnant Generation!


Joyous, who had the serious nosebleed, was discharged on Saturday. She is in a better condition. Bleeding stopped and we are making sure she eats and drinks on time. She is on a special diet. Her platelets are still being monitored so she has to go for checks every week.



April 12, 2019

It's hard to imagine the life that many of these girls are trying to escape. Three of this year's students are homeless and have sought refuge at a nearby church where the Pastoral team has offered the church auditorium as space they can use for shelter at night. Another girl is staying with extended family, where they force her to sleep in a dog kennel. One of the other students is working as a house maid but has no right to sleep in the main house; she sleeps in the kitchen after serving her bosses dinner.

Things are already changing for these young women as they gain confidence and marketable skills. Soon they will be able to establish a safe and secure life of their own. Thank you for being a part of that change!

March 11, 2019

Last week the girls attended an expo aimed at promoting Ugandan made products. All inspired and asking good questions. Experiencing first hand the power of good marketing skills and communication. "Today we went as a learning group. Next time we shall go as exhibitors!"

August 30, 2018

These two girls graduated from the School of Purpose and each received a small business loan. They pooled their resources to start a liquid soap factory. They are already having success as they sell shampoo and other products to local salons and other businesses.

July 15, 2018

We surveyed the graduates of the first class, and realized that a few adjustments would be very helpful. As a result, we will extend the classes to nine months instead of the original five months. We will also ask girls to choose one specific skill to focus on. This will allow them to spend a full nine months becoming an expert in one thing, better preparing them for the workplace.

Feb 2, 2018

As the first semester of the School of Purpose was completed, we had an opportunity to add a new course to the curriculum: Basic Business Training. Two of Impact Nations' board members traveled to Kampala to teach a specially designed curriculum to the staff of TRG whille also teaching the course to the first graduating class of the School of Purpose. This caught the attention of a local news network.

August 30, 2017

Annabelle gives us a tour of the hairdressing class. This is a marketable skill that will help these young women find employment.

July 14 2017 

We had originally planned for 15 girls per semester, but we found room in the budget for a few more! At this time there are 17 students attending the school everyday, and that number could grow to as many as 20. Here are a few photos of the first week of classes:








June 13 2017

Construction, Furniture and Materials: "We are happy to report that the classrooms are ready. The staff and resident girls have been working hard helping out with carrying materials, clearing the space and this we did with so much fun...The Remnant Generation has procured carpentry services to make 30 chairs, six tables, two black board and a notice board. All furniture is still work in progress and we expect it to be ready by the 3 rd week of June."

Community Mobilization: "Our team of social workers joined by volunteers and some of the girls in our care has been moving within the community to identify vulnerable girls that need an opportunity to acquire a skills. This was one of our strategies to ensure that we get the right girls onto the program. We have engaged local council leaders and churches in this exercise. This exercise was a huge part of our regular community outreaches. From the responses received so far from these outreaches, we expect that the numbers of girls applying to attend the school will be more than what we can accommodate the first semester. We only have 10 slots available for semester one. The girls to come in will be screened and selected carefully with priority given to the girls that are highly- at-risk. The rest of the girls will be accepted into the school in semester 2."



School of Purpose Update June 13 2017 from Impact Nations on Vimeo.

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