The Brian Mutebi Dream scholarship Fund

The Brian Mutebi Dream scholarship Fund gives scholarships to orphaned and vulnerable children, Gender Based Violence (GBV) survivors and teenage mothers. This is the first scholarship scheme in Africa to give scholarships to GBV survivors and teenage mothers. Since 2009, 26 pupils and students in the districts of Mityana, Kiboga, Wakiso, Kampala and Gulu have benefited from the Scholarship Fund. The scholarships are awarded to those who otherwise have no hope of attaining an education.

 

In 2015, the first university scholarship was awarded to a girl, GBV survivor at Makerere University. The Scholarships cover;

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation (for university students)
  • Living allowance
  • Scholastic materials
  • Primary healthcare
  • Discipleship and psychosocial support

We have also integrated an economic empowerment component where beneficiaries’ households are facilitated to start income generating activities (IGAs). IGAs vary from one household to another but generally include small scale agriculture and trade enterprises.

The Scholarship Fund was named after EDOU founder, Brian Mutebi because of his endearing and untiring efforts to giving an education to children of the poor. Brian sold his piece of land where he was due to build his own house and donated the money to EDOU to Kirk-start the Fund. The piece of land was valued at $1,500. To this day, Brian Mutebi has not built his own house. “What really important is transforming lives, that is the real value of money,” he says. “My dream is one day every young person in Uganda will be able to receive an education.”

 

*Why orphaned and vulnerable young people

In Uganda, over a million children are not schooling – they are out of school not by choice but circumstances, because of lack of school fees, a pen or book.

 

*Why GBV survivors and teenage mothers

GBV is rampant in Uganda and according to the 2011 Uganda Health Demographic Survey, 1 in 4 Ugandan girls between the age of 15 and 19 has either had a child or is pregnant. Such girls are rejected and abandoned by their families. We take up their case. Only 1 in 10 is able to go back to school. The scholarships are aimed at bestowing upon them a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

 

*Why economic empowerment

We believe in building sustainable lives. If households have an income, then other needs such as food and clothing can be catered for. Food and proper nutrition is important for the health of young people

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Word From Founder

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