At Amuno Rural Hub, we believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty within families and the community as a whole. With high dropout rates and a lack of quality standards within schools in Bukedea, we are committed to challenging the typical status quo. Instead, we offer the community quality educational support that goes beyond exclusively utilizing the Ugandan curriculum to raise the next generation of Ugandan leaders to “be the change.”
An important part of our scholarship program is our relationship with the children’s relatives. In order to become a beneficiary in this program, we require our children’s parents and relatives to work alongside us and take an active role in building their children’s futures. We encourage families to provide what they can, whether as small as a couple of pencils or as big as partial tuition. As a result, parents and guardians continue to take pride and responsibility in their children’s well-being, and in return, the children grow up knowing that their family did what they could out of love. We also insist that Amuno Rural Hub’s children spend the holidays in their villages to ensure they keep their cultural roots. Our social workers further check-up and counsel the children’s relatives, working directly to improve not only the quality of life for the children but the entire family. For the children that do not have living relatives, Amuno Rural Hub staff or community members adopt them into their families and treat them as their own.