Would you like to help a child to go to school?

Uphill Junior School is based in a poor, rural area where many of the children live on shambas (smallholdings that produce food for the family only). Money is in short supply and schooling is often only provided for boys. The Pupil Support Fund was set up to help some of the most deprived children in the community to go to school. Seven children are currently receiving financial support to allow them to attend Uphill Junior School - 5 girls and 2 boys.  More children are waiting for the chance to go to school. Can you help?

How you can help 

Choose your donation level:

  • £10 per month (£120 per annum) to will pay for a child to attend school for a year as a day pupil
  • £20 per month (£240 per annum) will allow a child to attend school for a year and will also pay for food and accommodation in Iruhuura if they live too far away to walk to school each day

You can also make one-off donations to the Pupil Support Fund. All the money in this fund is ring-fenced to help children who would otherwise struggle to attend school on a regular basis.

To help a child to go to school either click the red button above and make your donation or click here to download the details you will need to set up a standing order with your bank. Completing a Gift Aid form can add an extra 25% to your donation.

What does your donation provide?

  • Bedding pack (mattress, sheets, blanket, mosquito net)
  • Washing kit (plastic bowl, small jerry can)
  • School uniform (two sets)
  • School bag, plus pencils and exercise books
  • Personal hygiene supplies (soap, toothpaste, vaseline)
  • Casual clothes (one set)
  • Two pairs of shoes
  • School and examination fees
  • Local accommodation and food for those who live too far to walk each day

Three of the five girls currently being supported by Uphill Trust donors, Sylivia, Miria and Javira You can find out more about our supported children in the blog. Click here to read Miria's story, and here to find our more about Javira.