Rachel Kavuli, the school’s founder, runs a primary and secondary school for girls and boys – Happy Day International Academy.
In addition, Rachel, along with other volunteers, teaches illiterate adults in the surrounding four villages. Prisoners in the local prison are also supported with books and writing materials.
The aim is to support the general education program to improve education in the district and make it accessible in particular to young girls, the elderly and prisoners.
In connection with the pandemic, they have started with distance learning via WhatsApp. Students can communicate with the school via a mobile phone that someone in the family hopefully has, they receive information and give report once a week. If no one in their vicinity has access to a mobile phone, they can instead come to the school once a week to pick up written information and submit their solutions.
The Book Aid contributes to purchase of textbooks for the school and to materials for courses for adult illiterates in surrounding villages. The project has also received Corona support in addition to regular grants.
Motivation: The association’s goal of supporting the general education program to improve education in the district and make it accessible, especially to young girls, the elderly and prisoners, is in line with The Book Aid’s statutes.