Windle International

COVID 19 Education Response in Eastern Africa

Scholarships and Training for the education and health sector in East Africa in a post-COVID world with a focus on Refugees and Marginalised Young people in conflict affected communiities in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan and Somalia

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1153544)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£75,150

Amount raised

£32,494

Time left

2 days

Donations

68

Championed by Waterloo Foundation (International)

    Category

  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Refugees/Asylum SeekersRefugees/Asylum Seekers
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

  • "There is no better gift to give a refugee than education."

    — Mulugeta Asfaw

  • "I have walked 100 miles to get to safety. I have no food or clothes, but I have brought my school book."

    — Anon Somali Refugee in Dadaab Refugee Camp

Situation

Eastern Africa is host to over 20 million people affected by conflict,internally displaced in their countries or living as refugees in a neighbouring country. These are the most marginalised with grossly inadequate access to education, training, health care and the means to address poverty and to protect their environment. There is a pressing need to address this situation and education is a sustainable way to do so with a multiplier effect.

Solution

Windle has unique experience of supporting the education of marginalised communities across Eastern Africa. With this deep experience and strong relationship with communities we will target both young men and young women to provide study opportunities in key skills which will equip them as leaders and professionals able to address the challenges and transform the wider community. The programme will compliment our extensive work at secondary and tertiary level and meet a specific gap.