Legacy Academy Uganda is located in the city of Nabbaale. It’s approximately 50km (31 mi) from Uganda’s capital city but it’s still underdeveloped. There are no public or government-aided schools in this area. Below are some of the challenges this community faces: School dropout rate is 59.7% (never completed primary level). Community illiteracy rate stands at 80%. Only 30% of children join high school due to no nearby affordable options. Poverty rate stands at 53% (parents earn only 2-40 USD a month). This means that for most of the students the meals they get from the school are vital. No safe water or power. Safe hygiene is down at almost 80%.
Since 2019, Let Me Live has supported 121 orphans and vulnerable children (even during the 2020 school lockdowns) through education. We have also helped 73 families (a total of almost 450 people) with food supplies for their farms, medications, and direct finances. Through Participatory Approach, the community is getting involved in child education. In January 2022, we started to rebuild the school used for Legacy Adecamy to provide better accommodation for both the students and teachers.
Why we need your help: Request for additional student registration continues to increase—there are currently 500+ children in this city—but due to financial capacity have not been able to accept any further students. There is also a need for more teachers that can be paid a livable salary and be provided with classroom materials and supplies. We want to continue promoting Parent Empowerment Programs to help with agriculture support and change their mindset towards child education.