THE READING GIRLS
Response Network runs an education sponsorship program for orphans and vulnerable girls. The girls in the program are called Kubala girls – meaning «the reading girls». Sponsors from two countries, Norway and Sweden, currently help 600 orphaned girls to take part in education in order to improve their knowledge and be more integrated in the community.
The Kubala girls
The program depends on donations and funding from individuals and
provides scholarships to orphans and vulnerable girls who cannot pay
for their school fees. Many of the children have been orphaned as
a result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic that has affected a large share of adults
The sponsored children give back to the community by
cleaning the surroundings for the old people at Maramba
Old People’s home.
HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS
Response Network identifies children with a need for sponsorship
through contacts with schools and families. The sponsorship includes
school fees for those not in Government schools, uniforms and other
material needed for education. Each child may get a sponsorship for
1-7 years of education. The child will receive the education sponsorship
for two years at a time. The program is run by a competent and educated
staff. Response Network also holds continuous dialogue with the teachers
and families and involves the Government (Social Welfare) in the selection process.
What started in a tent donated by Academic Work has now become a fully-fledged permanent building which is called the Resource Center. In here, the children are able to study, do homework, borrow reference textbooks and also receive supplementary Information Technology (IT) lessons from a qualified teacher.
How to apply for Scholarship
Any single or double orphan including vulnerable girl and boy child in need of sponsorship can apply for a scholarship.
2The second method is simply to come to Response Network offices and tell us your story. From your story we will consider your application and if you qualify for sponsorship
Your donation can help get one more vulnerable child into school.
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Self help through rights based facilitation