Ways to give
Build a secondary school
Until our partner RAP-CD got involved, there were no special needs secondary schools in or near Kasese in Uganda. The mainstream schools are over-crowded and do not prioritise the needs of students with disabilities, or possess the necessary equipment such as Braille type-writers. Therefore, RAP-CD has started to build its St Agnes Secondary School and we are raising money to complete the classrooms.
Sponsor a teacher
Accomplish Children's Trust works with our Ugandan partner RAP-CD to run a successful special needs primary school, which is expanding, and a new secondary school. Our teaching costs are doubling with the new school, so we are urgently seeking regular donors to sponsor teachers.
Special needs primary teachers earn GBP85 a month and secondary teachers earn GBP100 a month, and Accomplish will match several sponsors to support each teacher. Please set up a regular donation via our BTMyDonate page, choose however much you can afford to give, and specify that you'd like to support a teacher in the comments section. Alternatively, please download our standing order form. Your teacher will write to you annually via Accomplish and we'll also send you updates about the school and its pupils.
Help families earn an income through agriculture
It is a sad truth that poverty and disability are often linked in Africa. We are working with the Rwenzori Special Needs Foundation to help families grow crops or keep livestock. These agricultural projects enable families whose children have disabilities to earn an income and to cultivate a sustainable food source.
For £40 you can help a family to start farming with a package of seeds, tools and other essentials. Or for £25 you can give a pig or goat to a family whose child or children have disabilities.
Our families have grown cabbages, potatoes and other vegetables; enough to eat with extra to sell. Some families have invested their profits in pig-keeping to diversify their sources of income. Harvest-time has also helped bring the community together as people help each other gather their crops.