Q: Can The Aninga Project Issue Tax Receipts?

A:Yes! The Aninga Project is a registered Canadian charity and we have the ability to issue tax receipts to all of our donors. In order to issue a tax receipt we require the donor’s name and street address.

Q: Where is my money going?

A: Donations are wire transferred from the project’s account to our volunteers in Uganda who deliver the funds to girls’ schools and ensure that all of their needs are met. Here is a rough breakdown of the costs for one girl in Uganda: Cost Breakdown (CAD)

School fees $80/term
Uniforms $30/year
Shoes $30
Book bag $08
Books 25 cents
Pens 17 cents
Other necessities $25/term

The Ugandan education system has three terms and an average school in Kampala and surrounding areas would cost approx. $250/term. We feel it is better to send the girls to good schools outside of Kampala where they can get affordable, good quality education while enabling as many girls as possible to benefit from the project. Here is an example of one girl’s detailed expenses in Ugandan Shillings.

Q: How can I help a girl go to university in Uganda?

A: When The Aninga Project agrees to support a girl we are making a commitment to support that girl through post-secondary education. Our volunteers work with each of our girls to decide the best educational path, considering their academic inclinations and the costs of various programs.

We are currently supporting 2 girls who are in a teaching program at university in Gulu. Their tuition and other expenses add up to $125/month. When we support our girls through post-secondary education they are able to gain more of the confidence and skills needed to live healthy, independent lives.

Q: What can I do to help?

A: The Aninga Project needs as much help as you can give us!

Spread the word about The Aninga Project! Please tell your friends, family and co-workers about The Aninga Project and the great work that it’s doing! If you send an email to aningaproject@gmail.com, we will happily send you information sheets and project updates for you to share.

Volunteer for The Aninga Project! Send us an email to learn the many ways that you can help us out.

Join The Aninga Project Team for the Blue Nose Marathon as we train, run and fundraise in support of the education and empowerment of girls in Uganda. Last year our team raised over $13,000, allowing us to double the number of girls that we have in school this year. We are hoping to beat that in 2015!

Send an email to aningaproject@gmail.com and we will happily answer any other questions.