WARNING – this is a begging post. I’m sorry.
Please look at this REQUEST for urgent funds needed by Nyero Alternative Technology Training Centre in Uganda to enable it to re-open after being closed for 7 months due to the pandemic. Although it is not a government institution, Ministry of Education officials have just visited and said they must open on 15th October, meet certain stipulated requirements and take some government sponsored students. This has put them in an impossible situation.
Nyero Alternative Technology Training Centre is situated in Teso, one of the most impoverished regions of Uganda. It is the only Centre of its kind as it trains some of the most disadvantaged young people in Uganda who have dropped out of school due to extreme poverty and so cannot access even basic skills training at vocational schools. It gets no funding from the government or other sources – apart from equipment and funds that a few of my friends have generously given over the years. And yet it has already transformed many lives and communities, giving hope and a better future for many orphans and families who are struggling to survive. They deserve all the help they can get. Please look at their website to read more about their inspiring work.