Education is the key
When a child living in poverty receives an education, their future becomes brighter and their dreams possible. Going to school means a child no longer has to do backbreaking work, mining for stone and begging in the streets for food.
Education is the key to fight poverty and disease.
An educated child will be able to find jobs in the future, where they can earn a sustainable income, helping to break the poverty cycle. Through becoming better educated, a child can be informed about their health, reducing the chances of child marriage, early pregnancies and HIV/AIDS contraction.
We are working with communities who are living in extreme poverty after having fled conflict in Northern Uganda to areas near the capital Kampala, and the Jinja region. Our focus is on the children in these communities, many of whom are orphans as a result of war. Yet, even children with parents are too poor to be ale to afford school.
22STARS is a Dutch Public Benefit Foundation, founded by Stella Airoldi after she met Susan Laker and Aidah Wafula in 2009. Susan is an outstanding example of how an education can radically improve not only one person’s life but their whole community as well. We use education, entrepreneurship and local leadership to empower children and their families to rise above poverty. Since 2009, our priority has been targeted aid for children, and our current sponsorship programme provides vital support for over three hundred and ten children in Uganda.
Alongside direct sponsorship, through our organisation we also coordinate several community development initiatives that are designed to help the communities to help themselves. So far our projects have helped more than sixty families in a range of areas including:
Join the 22stars family and change a life today!
The children below need sponsorship. Please help them to stay in school by either becoming their new long-term sponsor or by making a one-off donation until they find a sponsor.
Sponsorship vs Donations
Both sponsorships and donations can change a life. Many of our sponsors also make donations to particular projects that benefit all children, in particular the children in schools who do not yet have sponsorship.
Become A Sponsor!
Choose one or more of the children in need below and enter your details to begin your ongoing commitment to changing their life.
About the team
Susan, Stella and Aidah in one of the local classrooms in Uganda
Susan, Stella and Aidah met 10 years ago in Uganda and together they founded and now run 22STARS. Susan and Aidah are based in Uganda (Kampala and Jinja, respectively) and as local project managers they have an in-depth knowledge of the needs of the local communities we work with. Stella, originally from the Netherlands, divides her time between Uganda a range of locations, working remotely to connect donors and ensure that operations runs smoothly.
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