Friends of Education Bwindi was founded in December 2013 by group of young graduates from Kanungu district who had just completed their University Education that had been attained with help of well-wishers and sponsors.
Most of these graduates had either lost both or one of their parents or were raised from the most humble families that couldn’t afford even paying for elementary education. They (graduates) would sometimes spend their school time through the exchange of labor for education or even foregoing some school years.
But this could not be enough to support the growing numbers of needy children which prompted a fundraising strategy which many “friends of Education” have given to and this clearly is changing many children’s hopes for the future.
Hopes are that all the beneficiaries of the program will give back to their communities.
Needy children are selected through village and church committees who clearly know the children and also, we work with local schools to identify children who need our support.