Teach Physics, Biology, English or Math at a community high school in Uganda
KEFRAMA College, which is soon to become a project under KEFRAMA Youth development Foundation(KYDF) started after consultations with the community. Because this part of the country suffered from the insurgency caused by the Lords' Resistance Army rebels(LRA) from 1986 till 2006, the need was great. Many families lost their loved ones in the hands of the rebels. Consequently, many children lost their parents and remained as orphans. Some homes eventually were headed by children who had remained.
The cost of education in such familes became unberable by the children and elderly relatives who had remained. As I worked within communities educating the population about the HIV/AIDS scourge, I realised I needed to do something. I started by allowing one of the orphans to live with me in my house and sent him to a vocational centre where I paid for him to acquire vocational skills. Since the number is great, I decided to consult the community and some of my friends. Eventually, I became interested in setting up a secondary school that would give these children an opportunity to be in school and study. It took some time before this could come to fruition. In 2009, we started building a structure that would allow us to begin allowing the children to start school. The first two blocks were raised each consisting of two rooms. Two of these rooms are being used as hostels for the children to stay in...one for girls and one for boys. In 2010 January, the first school term opened with 60 children turning up and starting lessons officially. The name of the school (which is a high school) is KEFRAMA College.
The children studying at KEFRAMA are great to laern from. They are joy to stay with and to write their stories. Those who will accept to volunteer their service at KEFRAMA will help teach the children subjects like Physics, Biology(animals and Plants), English Language, Entrepreneurship skills among others. There is also great need to link the students with international friends and part of the work volunteers will do shall involve identifying and introducing the children to friends outside and helping them write and post letters to them.
Volunteers will all stay in one rented house. The kind of houses here in Uganda are quite different and we ask our volunteers to be prepared to stay in houses that are worth living in but not like the ones found in great cities.
Who We are
KEFRAMA College is a community based secondary school, dedicated to working with children/students, their families and communities to overcome illiteracy, poverty and injustice.
Inspired by Christian values, we are dedicated to working with the community's most vulnerable families and/or children/students.
We serve all people regardless of religion, political affiliation or gender.
Who we work with
KEFRAMA College operate in Barr sub-county majorly, working with the natives of the sub-county. KEFRAMA College is dedicated to working with children/Students, their families and community leaders, regardless of religion, or gender, to overcome illiteracy, poverty and injustice.
What We Do
We are committed to giving vulnerable children and students access to basic education through the following:
Establishing of sound teaching mechanism at our college
Providing free education to those whose guardians/families are not able to afford school fees charged in many schools
We offer free counseling to our students and their parents/guardians and students
We provide health education to our students and their guardians
Transformational development is the process through which children/students, their families and communities identify and overcome the obstacles that prevent them from living life in all its fullness.
KEFRAMA College partners with communities to improve lives.
Through these partnerships, communities access the knowledge needed to improve the well-being of children and overcome illiteracy.
KEFRAMA College provides free access to education tailored to helping bridge the gat between the literates and non literates so that communities are better able to reduce the level of poverty in different homesteads.
By allowing community members send their children to our college, we ensure that the process of positive change can be experienced and lives changed as well as safeguarding society from possible bad characters and reducing the level of instabilities in families.
BARR sub-county lies on the eastern side of Lira district, 10 miles from Lira town. It is a sub-county with a population of about 16000 people, greatest percentage being women and children. Their main economic activity is peasantry farming.
The rationale behind the construction of the school is in response to some of the problems being faced by children from these poor families as a result of Poverty caused by both long period of political insecurity and long draught. The school seeks to introduce a scholarship scheme for the best performing students in termly examinations and promote basic life skills, and computer lessons, in a safe and quiet environment providing the students with opportunity for employment after school. This means that children will be able to get some forms of employment once the complete ordinary level education from KEFRAMA College.
The beneficiaries of this project shall be Orphans and extremely vulnerable children at secondary education level as well as children from unpreviledged families whose parents cannot afford the high school fees and these shall be children from the sub-counties of Barr,Aloi, Omoro, Apala, Amugu, Abako, Adekokwok and Amach.
KEFRAMA Coolege has received a land donated by a retired headteacher from within the community which shall contain the following structures:
Vocational training centre
Office space for school administration
School library and laboratories