Professional and Vocational Education
Our Mission is to use education to give children the chance of a life away from the streets. We believe education gives them the very best opportunity. With our sponsors’ generous support we can progress young people through school and completing '0' or 'A' Levels.
Competing in a skilled economy
Much like in developed economies, secondary education is not normally sufficient to ensure employment. The young people we work with do not have the family networks to help them get jobs or to house them whilst they look for work, so it is vital that we give them access to the best opportunities by equipping them with the skills to gain employment.
This could be in the form of a professional qualification, a university/college degree or diploma, or the skills and support to establish their own business.
All our nine students who have so far completed A levels under our sponsorship programme have won places on professional or vocational courses; 4 are studying for university degrees at Uganda’s premier university, and 5 are taking 2 year college diplomas. They have demonstrated they have made the most of their school sponsorships. At the end of these courses the students will be have to become independent and self- supporting, possibly with a small transition grant from us.
Our PAVE Fund
We need to find funds to support young people beyond secondary school. We pay for career counselling, course fees, books and computers, accommodation, food and other living expenses.
We have set up our PAVE fund which will be used exclusively to fund our PAVE students. This fund will award scholarships to the students who follow courses approved by the trustees following career counselling.
Most of our original sponsors have generously agreed to contribute to this fund but we have urgently need to raise additional funds and we are seeking other donors who wish to make a single or regular donation to enable these young people to complete their journey to a life away from the streets.
We welcome single donations (for details of how to donate, please click here) as well as regular donations and private sponsorship.
If you are interested in supporting a young person through PAVE, please contact
Richard Mathias, Executive Trustee
Tel: +44 208 245 4366
Companies can now fund named Scholarships through Amazing Children Uganda. Amazing Children Uganda Scholarships can deliver a lot of benefits to your company including:
The Scholarship will be named after your company and will be specific to the sector you choose (the current list is below). We will also arrange a bespoke package of communications and activity to suit what you need.
For more information go to our Corporate Scholarships page
Current list of scholarships
If you would like to discuss how an Amazing Children Uganda Scholarship could work for your business, please contact Richard Matthas, Trustee