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We can’t stop now! Help single father in Uganda educate his disabled daughters

May 2, 2018

by Ronald Goliwango and Leroy Moore

Alex Ekolu encourages his daughter, Eunice Atim, in Uganda. She wants to be educated so as to be an advocate for disabled people – and she needs your help.

This is not charity. It is the right to have access to education, not only in the US but all over the world. This was our goal when Krip-Hop Nation of the USA and journalist Ronald Galiwango of Uganda, Africa, teamed up to write about a single father raising two disabled daughters who needed basic things to survive like wheelchairs and help to pay for the oldest daughter to go to school to become “a disabled advocate like Leroy Moore of Krip-Hop Nation!” Eunice Atim told Ronald in a video interview almost three years ago!

Eunice Atim and her sister Sarah Atiano lost their mother many years ago and are now being brought up by their father, Alex Ekolu. The two daughters are disabled, which the father says is so expensive that merely sustaining their lives and taking them to school takes all his resources.

Eunice’s education had stopped in 2007 and could not be resumed until 2014 after she got funding. Please help her continue with her education this year. If you don’t stretch your hand to help her, she will have to stop her education.

Eunice Atim and her sister Sarah Atiano lost their mother many years ago and are now being brought up by their father, Alex Ekolu. The two daughters are disabled, which the father says is so expensive that merely sustaining their lives and taking them to school takes all his resources.

Eunice has been so grateful to Krip-Hop Nation, Leroy Moore, Indeigogo campaign, the San Francisco Bay View newspaper, Poor Magazine and all those who supported her and her sister to receive brand new wheelchairs that have helped Eunice get to school and also helped her complete her primary level.

Uganda’s education system is divided into four levels: kindergarten, primary, secondary and higher education. Primary level takes seven years, from primary 1 to 7. Secondary level takes six years, from secondary 1 to 6. Higher institutions, which include universities, take two years and above.

This is not charity. It is the right to have access to education, not only in the US but all over the world.

Eunice, who completed primary 5 in 2007, then lacked funds to continue, is now thanking God and all funders that she completed her primary 7 in 2016.

Eunice expected to join secondary level last year, 2017, but she wasn’t able to acquire enough funds to support her education. This level is divided in two, ordinary level and advanced level, which take four years and two years respectively.

Eunice’s state of life needs a great amount of attention. Many schools can’t even admit her because they believe a lot of effort is needed to sustain her state. The total of school fees, meals, medical care, transport and other items at the school that accepted her for ordinary level is $5,000 is required for Eunice to continue with her education. But the total raised so far by Krip-Hop Nation, the Bay View newspaper and Poor Magazine supporters is only $275. Eunice is therefore here again requesting fund of $4,725.

We repeat: This is not charity. It is a right to have full access to an education. This campaign is ongoing and is building strong relationships. Krip-Hop Nation has a chapter in Uganda and Eunice in one of her video interviews wants Krip-Hop Nation to come and visit her.

Before we visit her, just imagine a person whose education had stopped in 2007 and could only resume in 2014 after she got funding. Please help her continue with her education this year. Without our help, she will have to stop to her education completely and we can’t let that happened after more than three years working with her family. Krip-Hop Nation is looking toward in the near future to seeing Eunice, her family and the Krip-Hop Nation’s Uganda chapter – but right now what is important is enabling Eunice to complete her education.

We repeat: This is not charity. It is a right to have full access to an education. This campaign is ongoing and is building strong relationships.

Let’s come together and open the avenues to make Eunice the disabled advocate that she wants to be. Support Eunice’s education. Her future lies in your hands. For more info, follow the Facebook Eunice Group, Raising Funds to Continue Eunice Atim’s Education in Uganda.

Ronald Galiwango is a journalist in Kampala, Uganda. He can be reached directly at galiwangoronald@yahoo.co.uk or through Leroy Moore, founder of Krip-Hop Nation, at Kriphopnation@gmail.com.

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