Travelling to school shouldn’t be so difficult
Watch Daisy’s journey to school in southwestern Uganda
A love for learning is keeping children from southwestern Uganda in school, despite a long commute by canoe without supervision and through dangerous weather conditions.
“Of course it is difficult, but because we like to study, we don’t see it as that hard,” says Daisy, a student who uses a canoe service. Her mother disagrees: “Crossing with canoes is really troublesome for the children,” she says.
For Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, investing in education means creating opportunities for children such as Daisy. We introduce projects to ensure access to safe school programs to support children to grow confidently.
Watch this video from BBC Africa to see what the children who live on Lake Bunyonyi must do every day to receive an education.
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For more than 55 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.