“ Educate a child, and you potentially educate the whole nation! ”
When a child receives an education, their future is brighter and their dreams become a possibility. When a child goes to school, he will no longer need to work in a quarry or beg in the streets for food. An educated child will be able to find employment to secure a future for them and their family, a chance to earn a sustainable income, helping them to break the poverty cycle. Through becoming better educated, a child can be informed much earlier about their health and wellbeing thus, reducing the chances of child marriage, early pregnancies and HIV/AIDS contraction. Education is the key to fight poverty and disease.
We work with communities in the capital Kampala, and in the Jinja region, who live in extreme poverty after having fled conflict zones in Northern Uganda. Many children have lost their parents and those who still have parents, cannot afford to attend school. We use Education, Entrepreneurship and Local leadership to empower the children and their families to rise above poverty. We have created within our sponsorship programs, long-term sponsorship
s for 315+ children, we also run several community development initiatives including a Nutrition Project, Livelihood Project, Eye-Care and Health Projects, our holistic After School Project, Small Business Training and Micro Loans Project for more than 65 families.
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Children don't go to school for just one year, but several years. Hence why sponsorship is a long-term commitment and happens through a recurring payment plan. Once you have paid for at least one term we can also offer you monthly or quarterly payment plans. Alternatively, you can make a general donation benefiting our projects for all children here.
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About the team
Aidah, Stella and Susan in one of the local classrooms in Uganda
Aidah, Stella and Susan run together the 22STARS Foundation, which is a Dutch Public Benefit Foundation, founded by Stella Airoldi in 2017. But their time together starts already way earlier! Stella originally met Susan Laker and Aidah Wafula in 2009, and since 2012 they have worked together on various social programs through the 22STARS Jewellery Business. To make an even bigger impact they started in addition to this product-based model, the foundation in 2017 to run the social programs on donations as well. 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 Germany/ the Netherlands, divides her time between Uganda, and a range of locations, working remotely to connect donors and ensure that operations run smoothly.
Susan is an outstanding example of how an education can radically improve not only one person’s life but their whole community as well. Born in the middle of the conflict with the LRA and Joseph Kony in Northern Uganda, Susan got her first child with the age of 13, she was not able to go to school and got affected with HIV/Aids. However she survived the war and her story is a very special one. Thanks to the help of Aidah and Stella, Susan started school only a couple of years ago and now is already the leader of the whole Kampala team!
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