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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Preschools, Primary & Elementary Schools, Two-Year Colleges, Undergraduate Colleges

Mission: EducateMe helps resolve this issue for both schools and donors. Our local African staff identifies quality schools with whom we partner, then works with these partner schools to identify students in their communities who cannot otherwise afford to attend school. On the other side of the equation, we reach out to potential donors and provide them with a simple, effective, and fully accountable means of providing an education scholarship for an African child. EducateMe focuses all its energy on this one issue . . . the problem of school fees as a barrier to poor families educating their children. There are other issues that are critically important to education in Africa. More schools need to be built. More teachers need to be trained. Public schools need to be better funded and operated. It is our belief, however, that the place to start is access to education for poor families who are already in close proximity to a quality school. This is the proverbial "low hanging fruit" of African education. By sponsoring a child at one of these schools, you not only fund that child's education but ensure that this school can train its teachers and expand its reach to serve other children in its community. Please consider sponsoring a child today, or reach out to us through the Contact Us page to ask us any questions you may have. We each have the opportunity to change one child's future.

Results: Currently, our program enables over 100+ children to attend school every day. Through your support, this number will continue to grow.

Target demographics: poor children in their communities that cannot afford the cost of school.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 120 children

Geographic areas served: EducateMe partners with quality schools in sub-Saharan Africa

Programs: We then connect these schools and children to donors who sponsor the child’s school fees. For only $42 per month, you can fund a child’s education and give an opportunity to learn, grow and prosper.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I've known the founder of educateme.org since we were both teenagers. I've followed this non-profit from the very beginning and believe that it is one of the best strategies that I have seen. I have a great respect for the work that this team is doing in the area of providing quality education to children in areas that will most benefit from it. Please consider educateme.org as a meaningful way to invest in the future by providing quality education to the children of Africa.

2 Nalujja L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Lydia Nalujja a project coordinator of HLD at Cornerstone Development Africa.
With a few meetings i have had with students being sponsored by EducateMe, i cant fail to acknowledge its great importance of providing quality education to the young generation of Uganda and beyond.
I usually visit Ekitangala Transformational High school for work purposes and i usually meet two great gentle men Shaka and Mawanda who i really look at as a testimony.I know that those students come from a humble background as most of Ugandan children do and them being able to get quality education. We've seen these guys improve in their performances at school and these two are usually amongst the best 5. This is due to payment of school fees on time and they concentrate at school.The quality of education is shaping their life.They're responsible, and good leaders.

I have no doubt that these two guys will be responsible citizens of Uganda because of the values they have been embodied with.They value diversity,Relationships and as young as they're they can articulate their vision and purpose.This is credited to the mentorship programs that have been facilitated by EducateMe.

Its therefore on this basis that i would credit EducateMe as one of the organizations that is influencing the children of Uganda and beyond in this generation and given more support i believe that they can do much more in the education sector.

3 Davids R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

i am impressed that the potential of people to do good in this world keeps getting better!
In 2017 as I walked to EducateMe offices, I was greeted to a sight of a boy unsure of future, war had erupted in his home and had come to Uganda as a refugee with no hope, a future in oblivion, no education.
However everyone who knows Educate me knows;- Binta, Doreen and Solomon for their foot soldiers that spend quality time with students teaching the bible; praying; counselling and nurturing various talents; this refugee boy Emmanuel has been given education at St.Kizito Secondary School, a shelter and hope for a new beginning.
Extra kuddos to the sponsors, special gratitude, Asante saana!! to Binta, Doreen and Solomon for being mother figures and a father figure to many of the children under your care . I am so thrilled with excitement to be a friend to EducateMe and work their doing here.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am very encouraged and impressed with Educateme. Meeting a child's need of education is not only important but a gift to the child that lasts throughout their life. As an educator myself, I know the significance of children learning not only the basics like reading, writing and math but also the lifelong skills of how to study, analyze, and interpret information. These are all skills learned and developed as children move through their years of schooling.

2 Doreen D.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

EducateMe is hugely contributing to improvement of lives in impoverished communities, through providing quality education to needy children interested in excelling in school . In addition to that, these children are equipped with leadership skills through a mentorship program, so they can be social change agents. EducateMe also ensures that parents/guardians are actively involved in their children's education, hence creating a sort of ownership of the program and removing the dependency syndrome common among beneficiaries. I don't believe there is a better way of restoring hope, touching communities, rebuilding a nation... than through providing quality education to children.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have seen Educateme changing lives of children in Uganda, she has given opportunity to the children from humble backgrounds in the community to mix with the privileged children from wealthy backgrounds because they take their children to the best schools. Talents of the children sponsored by Educateme have greatly been unleashed since the children are mentored to be confident in all that they do.

Thanks to Educateme and I pray that they get more funds to reach more children in the world.
God Bless all the sponsors and employees of Educateme.

Evelyn Evans Lanyero

2 Brenda Binta A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

l love, belong and identify with EducateMe because of these facts about us.
Quality and values are, and have been emphasized and that's why we deal with only private and Christian schools. This fact doesn't mean that non christians aren't welcomed, in fact we have a number of moslems attending school through our organization.

Inclusiveness: EducateMe is based in Uganda but has opened doors to other nationals. We have Rwandese, Congolese, South Sudanese and yet to include more.

Teacher _student relationship: We have considered the class size for better learning and this has boosted the academic performance of our beneficiaries. Teachers monitor learners at all times. In addition to this, we have a very close relationship with the school management, teachers and our parents.

Our mentorship program on a monthly basis has helped our children grow spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically. Our children are all-round and there is a lot of transformation in there lives.
They have acquired skills that have helped them take up leadership positions and also grow in their different talents.

2 Aliobe S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name's is Solomon. I work with EducateMe as a child advocate in Uganda.

EducateMe majorly focuses on quality Education which can only be found in the private schools.

We provide opportunities to children from disadvantaged families with high potential to attend school and make a better future for themselves, community and the nation.

As a special methodology, we encourage family involvement in the life of the children. This means that we do not pluck children out of their family relationships nor do we cut off family involvement in the academic and social life of the children, but rather we closely work with the families to be able to navigate and overcome their challenges. This produces better and healthier child growth and development of the children we work with.

As EducateMe, we closely work with schools (teachers, head teachers and school management), families and community leaders to ensure that children are given the best education environment and opportunities as well as held accountable for the children's best welfare while at school and at home.
Because of our rigorous follow up with the children and our intensive mentoring program schools do appreciate and have offered EducateMe school fees subsidy.

The most desired opportunities with regard to education are with EducateMe. The majority of parents would rather have their children enrolled with EducateMe than any other education sponsorship program. This is because we offer the best when it comes to the type of schools the children go to, the intensity of our follow up with the children, families and community. This results into great retention after recruitment and better character and discipline of the children due to the mentoring program we have.

EducateMe Uganda has a variety of beneficiaries ranging from Nationals to non Nationals from South Sudan to Rwanda.

We offer quality career guidance and counseling to children in our program. This enables them to be the best they can, and also be able to transform themselves and others into the most appreciated and desired persons that they can be in life. For those in secondary School, we provide them with options of what courses they can do either at trade school or at University given their skills, abilities and personality.

We provide the children with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and abilities through an annual youth leadership development camp every end of year.

The staff team is so formidable and the relationship with the children is warm and respectful.

The children under EducateMe are highly disciplined and in school leadership positions.

We boast of having a broad spectrum of children we sponsor, from primary, secondary, tertiary and University with graduates from trade schools and others with bachelor's degree from University.

Given opportunities, the methodology of EducateMe would be the best to be replicated and generate the best of results in Uganda, Africa and the whole world.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love the way EducateMe works with families to help their children get an education. They not only to fund school fees, but also work closely with parents, schools and the children themselves to ensure they get the most out of their education and are mentored to grow and excel mentally, socially and spiritually.

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

School fees are a major challenge for poor families in Africa. EducateMe does a great job finding donors who can sponsor school fees and thus make education accessible for underprivileged children.

2 Patrick B.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The dedication of the staff to serve the children is outstanding. They go all the way to support the children in their education

3 Greg W. B.

Board Member

Rating: 5

EducateMe is committed to improving access to quality education in sub-Saharan Africa. The staff works diligently and with great care for each student.