At Impact, our goal is to bring high quality impactful education to the most marginalised children in Africa “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another” - G.K. Chesterton “So, let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty, and terrorism, and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons.”– Malala Yousafzai Three Billion People Cook Over Open Fires With Deadly Consequences “Poverty and lack of education are ruining our planet”- Oscar Arias “Education can lift individuals out of poverty and into rewarding careers”-Christine Gregoire 263 million children and youth are out of school- UNESCO

At Impact Community Foundation (ICF)

we create education opportunities for marginalized children and youths in Uganda through:

  1. Building low-cost, not-for-profit schools in rural Uganda: These schools use a highly sustainable and innovative model where they create a scholarship position for a deserving but marginalised girl for every five paying students enrolled. This is enabling marginalised girls who otherwise never be able to go to school to get high quality education
  2. A sustainable clean cooking-fuel project: ICF invented simple technology that can be used to convert locally sourced organic waste into clean cooking fuel as an alternative to fuel-wood. ICF used this technology to empower groups of marginalised women in Uganda to launch village-based clean energy enterprises converting local organic waste into clean cooking fuel. This helps to bring clean cooking fuel to marginalised communities in Uganda, creates sustainable jobs for some of the poorest women on the planet, reduces deforestation, indoor air pollution and eliminates the need for poor girls to miss school to walk arduous distances to gather fuel-wood
The above two approaches solve both supply and demand problems that deny millions of poor children a chance to get an education like:
On the demand side:On the supply side:
The energy project enables beneficiary mothers to pay school fees for their children hence eliminating the cost obstacleThe schools built bring schools closer to marginalised communities. In some of these communities, kids had to walk up to 20 miles a day to access a school
It also eliminates the need to withdraw marginalised girls from school to gather fuel-wood. Therefore, marginalised girls are enabled to consistently attend school which improves their learning and reduces school dropoutsThe scholarships for girls enable girls who can’t be reached through the energy project to get an education
It reduces indoor air pollution which reduces incidences of marginalised girls missing school because of respiratory illnesses. Air pollution, according to a landmark new study, kills more people than malaria and HIV/Aids combinedOur schools are also significantly cheaper than even public schools of equal quality. Therefore, enabling more children to afford high quality education
It also reduces child marriages because parents are not forced by poverty to prematurely marry-off their daughters in exchange of gifts or money. This allows girls to stay in school longerOur online education is also reaching marginalised children and youths that are out-of-school or those who for any reason are not able to benefit from brick and mortar traditional schools
It also enables marginalised families to cook consistent meals which enables marginalised school children to eat food at home before they go to school