Founded by a graduate of Oxford University PEAS is a relatively new charity whose focus is on delivering sustainable education to areas of Africa where it is not yet available. The current project focuses on improving educational participation in Uganda where despite many educational charities having a presence in the country, only 25% of children are able to stay in school up to secondary level.
While most charities aim to provide teachers and support on a short-term basis, PEAS’s mission there is to build an educational infrastructure from the ground up so that schools can be made financially independent. In time, PEAS hope that there will be enough school places to educate 100% of the country’s children and, just as importantly, that these schools will eventually become sustainable, no longer having to rely on foreign aid. For further information please visit http://www.peas.org.uk/?gclid=COTjmY-4-K4CFQkRfAodtG6txA
On Friday 11th November 2011 Oxford Royale Academy attended a fundraising quiz organized by PEAS: Promoting Equality in African Schools. The event, hosted by TV’s Jeremy Paxman raised more than £60,000 to go towards building five new schools in Uganda. The event was a huge success with a host of celebrities donating their time to act as team captains.