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How art is SUPPORTING children to raise their own school fees

Over the past weekend, we witnessed some of the warmest smiles ever as firstly, the children had an exciting day opening their savings bottles.

 

Some of the children showing off their saving bottles where they were depositing their money

About 8 months ago, eager to get directly involved in the provision of the school needs for some of the young people we mentor, the team came up with the idea of saving money in plastic bottles with which we hoped to teach the said children the culture of saving as it will come in handy in their future and also enable us to generate funds to contribute towards the aforementioned cause. We must say the idea paid off as the children managed to contribute a total of 860,000 UGX. We continue to thank the parents, guardians and the children for the initiative’s success was a result of their continuous involvement and commitment plus also everyone who bought item or two.

 

One of the children displaying her money after opening the saving bottle

Secondly, over the past weekend, we opened up a store as a platform to market the works of the children for the sustainability of the idea. – Check it on Instagram Faces Up Store. The primary aim is to enable the children to attain a proper education through raising enough funds from the purchases made of the said products.

For the start, we piloted the idea with artworks and paintings from 8 of the children. The result-such amazing products made were sold at our pop-up shop located at; every Sunday of the week and the rest showcased via our social media platforms. We must say that both initiatives undertaken were a success as they saw to us raising 85% of the children’s school term’s needs.

 

Yaba showing off his money, he saved the highest amount of 425.000 UGX

We thank you for enabling the children to have an opportunity to pay their school dues through their own efforts. We couldn’t be more grateful for your support also, from the above testimony, we thought to ourselves to develop the idea further. Plans were laid and the necessary preparations were made. As of last weekend, the developed idea being in the pipeline is now simply history.

Some of the bank slips and receipts of the children after they paid their school fees

Ladies and Gentlemen! We are pleased to introduce to you the organisation’s newest, Faces Up Store! Aren’t we all excited?  The store serves as the official location- home to the beautiful artworks made by the children.

 

Some of the products which feature the artworks from the children, which we then sell to raise their school fees

We would, therefore, like to take this opportunity to thank you all for having supported our previous initiative, do come back again please and for the rest of us, all kindly support this cause by making a purposeful purchase. Pass by sometime, the children and we will be really glad for the support. We aim by next year, to increase the number of children benefiting from this store because we believe; every child deserves a better education.

We know that this is only possible through the generous support from people like you, support this course, by making a purposeful purchase today. Email us on facesup2016@gmail.com or call +256705859110 to make an order.

Emmanuel and Juliete K Nabayinda have compiled this story.

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