Youth Education Project
Starlight Family Charity School ( www.starlightfamily.org ) provides much needed support and free primary level education to over 100 disadvantaged children in the parish of Kibale , Kiboga, Uganda helping them and the community towards a better future. However when the adolescent girls have finished at primary level there is a real danger that without enrolling in secondary level education that they will be exploited and end up as teenage single mothers which is not ideal in any country but especially difficult in rural Uganda. When able Starlight Family runs awareness campaigns on sex education and planned parenthood to both teenage girls and boys. However we have found the best way to help them is to make sure that they remain in the education system. Equally there is a danger for adolescent boys who fall out of education. They may be exploited for labour or end up involved selling drugs or even taking drugs if they feel they have no hope for the future. If we can fund the teens to continue their education they will be occupied productively and improve their potential for a better life and better future.
How you can help: This project is to raise money so that once the children have finished their primary education at Starlight Family school they can continue their education to improve their future prospects and avoid exploitation. For some this will mean enrolling in a local high school and for others it will mean learning a practical skill so that they can find employment. . If you are unable to support us financially we appreciate you taking the time to share this project on social media or directly with friends, family and colleagues.
Starlight Family director, Lukyamuzi James giving guidance and counseling to some of the adolescents
Lukyamuzi James is speaking about adolescence with some of the boys who are or will be supported to stay in education through our youth education project
5 adolescent girls who have been supported by this project to stay in school
Three boys recently supported to stay in school through this project