Promoting Equality in African Schools

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.

Promoting Equality in African Schools
A teacher addresses a class of students at the Onwards and Upwards secondary school
Promoting Equality in African Schools
A classroom lesson at the Kiira View secondary school

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

ItemCost
Girls’ dormitory with sanitary facilities£10,000
School library£5,500
School laboratory£4,500
Classroom£4,000
School sanitary block£5,500
Income-generating project start-up fund£1,200
Two fuel-efficient stoves£1,200
Rainwater tank£300
Creation of a new, permanent secondary school place£130
Chalkboard£25
Student desk and chair£20

Promoting Equality in African Schools

How to donate

If you would like to support Elham’s expedition by donating to Promoting Equality in African Schools, you can do so online by clicking this button:

Donate to PEAS now at JustGiving

or by sending a cheque to:

Danielle Wilson
CS-PR Group
Building 1
Dubai Internet City
PO Box 73030
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Please make your cheques payable to Promoting Equality in African Schools and write “NORTH POLE” on the back of the cheque.


Other charities

Elham is also supporting Palestine Children’s Relief Fund through her expedition.