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Equipped Classrooms Create Success
Education changes lives! Between the primary and high school, over 600 children attend our schools, over 200 live on-campus, and about 40 teachers and staff are employed. We have sourced a new Christian curriculum that meets Uganda’s national guidelines but incorporates more creative problem solving, inference and practical application all taught from a culturally appropriate and Biblical perspective. Where implemented, children are excelling and learning to think creatively. Help us provide plenty of well-qualified teachers, school furniture, and the curriculum for children to thrive.
|Roots to Fruits Curriculum||6||0|
Water Is Life
We are working in the “hard place;” in an area nicknamed unlucky because of the harsh climate and lack of natural water resources. We have a low producing well and rely on collecting rain water for most of our water supply. Several more buildings could to connect to our water collection system to increase available life-giving water.
|10 Ft Gutters||60||40|
|20 FT Pipes||160||130|
|Generator for Water Pump||1||0|
Every Child Is Created In The Image Of God, Is Valuable, And Has A Purpose
Sharing this message and the good news of the gospel is central to our mission. Our Children’s Discipleship Program includes morning prayer and worship at both schools, weekly chapels, a high school youth club, Scripture Union Club, and Sunday school all overseen by our pastor who serves the schools as chaplain. We hope to send promising leaders to a Bible Camp and holiday seminars with our partner ministry in Kampala to continue this wave of hope.
Healthy Children Learn Better
There is no health care available in the area. We are thankful to employ a school nurse to care for the students’ and teachers’ health and to spearhead our efforts to improve hygiene and sanitation. A doctor comes every quarter to provide check-ups and provide consultation with the nurse. Children’s health is visibly improved!
The boarding students bring their bedding from home where mattresses typically lie on bare, dirt floors. Parasites are carried back to the dormitories in the bedding. For better health, we would like to provide mattresses and bedding in our dormitories.
|Bunk beds purchased||0||200|
|Months of medical supplies||6||6|
|Months of doctor paid||6||6|
|Months of nurse supplies||0||12|
Instead Of Aid - Support
Instead Of Pity - Partnership
Instead Of Dependency - Empowerment
As we strive for the sustainability of our schools, we work to increase household incomes in the area. We are excited that the Ugandan government has asked to partner with us in a pilot project to create a coffee growing cooperative in our area. A horticulturist has been hired to coordinate the different farming projects on our land and work with the coffee farmers. A walk-behind tractor and funds to create irrigation ponds are needed to help the project start off right.
God Created Us To Flourish, But Barriers Like Poverty Hinder That
Several successful small businesses have been started by the the participants of the saving circles. In these circles, people pool and manage their own financial resources to create capital to start businesses and manage their economic needs. Seeing the members’ success, several more groups are forming. Businesses bring lasting transformation!
Trainers are needed to bring financial literacy, business training, and other important life skills through the saving circles.
The Whole Community Benefits when Children Go to School
We just dedicated our first permanent high school building, creating excitement for miles around. It is predicted that the high school population could double next year requiring more teachers and housing. A second classroom building is under construction and will need sanitary facilities. At the primary school, finishing the buildings has happened in stages. The outside of the primary school still needs plastering to prevent the bricks from “melting” in the rain.
Construction cost is approximately $25 per square foot. Every square foot helps!