Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) is a UK-based charity that builds and manages secondary schools that permanently widen access to secondary education in Uganda. Insufficient secondary school places and an inability to pay high fees has left millions of young Ugandans without the opportunity to continue their education beyond primary school. In 2010, PEAS launched their sixth school in Uganda.
PEAS is best thought of as a social investor rather than a charity, creating schools that generate sufficient internal revenue (through fees and income
generating projects) to continue to provide services indefinitely. This eliminates the risk of dependency. It also means that supporters can expect their donations to continue to make a difference year after year.
What money can buy
|Girls’ dormitory with sanitary facilities||£10,000|
|School sanitary block||£5,500|
|Income-generating project start-up fund||£1,200|
|Two fuel-efficient stoves||£1,200|
|Creation of a new, permanent secondary school place||£130|
|Student desk and chair||£20|