Public education in Uganda extends only until the equivalent of 8th grade and resources are stretched thin. Opportunities for orphaned children are rare. Future Victory School, FVS, was established in the year 2000 as a response to an avalanche of orphans created by AIDS and the Civil War in Uganda. Currently, there are 458 students (283 are girls) enrolled, the majority of which are orphans, 10 are HIV+, and 4 are disabled.
As part of our sponsorship of FVS, HHI is always looking for innovative new ways to educate and teach life skills to open doors for these children to greater opportunities in the future. One of these is the Learning Landscape, one of the innovative educational programs developed by Project H Design. One of the ways the Learning Landscape is unique is that it uses recycled materials for construction.
The building of the Learning Landscape will provide a new type of learning tool to this part of Uganda. The Learning Landscape is a playground framework for elementary learning that teaches math and other core subjects, critical thinking, social skills, and leadership through game play and fun physical activity.
The Learning Landscape at Future Victory School is now a featured project on GlobalGiving. Please visit our page there and help support these children: http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/learning-landscape-for-fvs
Construction of the Learning Landscape will begin shortly. We are looking forward to sharing pictures of the project with you.
You can learn more about Learning Landscapes, including how to build one, at: http://www.learninglandscapenetwork.com
You can learn more about our friends at Project H Design at: http://www.projecthdesign.org