Teach a young mum to read


Almost half of women in Uganda are unable to read.

Grinding poverty, child marriage and early pregnancy have cut short the education of many young mums in particular, leaving them without the vital skill of literacy. They are unable to understand basic health information, make important everyday decisions or earn enough to provide for their family. The impact on their children is devastating.

Your gift could support a young mum to attend a programme where she can learn to read and write, as well as gain vital childcare skills – helping her children not just survive but succeed.

How it works

Each alternative gift includes a beautiful postcard recognising the contribution made in the recipient's name. It describes how the gift will support education in the communities we work with.

  • Choose an alternative gift
  • If you'd like your gift sent directly to a friend: add a personal message in the box below (to be handwritten on your behalf), then tell us their address on the next page
  • Or, we can deliver a blank card straight to you, so you can add your own greeting

All of our gifts represent aspects of real long-term projects in rural Africa. As the need for funding and support can change within each community we partner with, your gift will be used wherever it is needed most.