Inclusive and equitable quality education are featured in both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals. Words Into Deeds established a grants program whereby teachers could apply for financial assistance to set-up student outreach projects. The first project drew upon teachers’ skills at traditional bead-making crafts. This taught students how to make beads from paper and then assemble them into jewelry and purses. The items would be sold both within the Gulu community and in the USA, in some cases aligned with in-school outreach projects. All proceeds are sent to the UNIFAT School scholarship fund. From the first two sets items produced, nearly $900 has been raised.
Jennifer Acen helping students gain skills in making beads and jewelry
Patricia and Emanual showing some of the items made by students.
Jewelry and textile items made by sudents to raise money for the UNIFAT Primary School scholarship fund.