One big problem in Uganda is the number of pupils who drop out of school before they have completed their education. The biggest cause of this is the inability to pay school fees. Although there is supposed to be access for all to Government schools through the Universal Primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE), in practice this is not fully implemented yet.
This leads to young people leaving school and looking for work, turning to ‘sugar daddies’ or prostitution to find the fees to continue. Initially we identified the problem with secondary school girls and wanted to provide a safe environment for an opportunity to return to school, so Hosanna House was born.
Hosanna House is our home for girls who are either at Secondary School or working with us in order to go back to education.
This is located on plot of land very close to Masaka Town and to the largest Secondary School in the area. After thinking about this project for some time it happened very quickly, we were shown the plot on a Friday and 6 days later it was ours! The plot had a half finished house on it that we have completed.
We then built block with 3 rooms that can house up to 9 young ladies and a toilet / shower block.