Education is key to changing the next generation
In any third world country, change is more penetrable with children. They're receptive and eager to learn. Literally 99% of the children we encounter cannot afford to pay school fees. and the 1% that can, are sponsored. You'll find that these precious kids, some extremely intelligent and full of potential, are roaming the dirt village roads doing nothing or working in gardens with their families.
In the village of Bugira, where our campus base is located, there is no school. We have thousands of children in and around our village, waiting and hoping to have a real school to attend. For the last two years, we've done a very basic education program with over 300 children, varying in ages 2-15, outside under a tarp. Unfortunately, that's not ideal nor bringing true impact. And no matter what the weather brings (torrential downpour half the year), these wonderful and energetic souls show up.
Our hope and plan has come to life starting last year June 2020, where we began building the first school in this area. The goal and estimated cost was $110-$120,000 usd. Because we are located so far up in the mountains, getting materials is costly. But we whole heartedly believe that education is necessary for change to happen, no matter the cost or obstacles. We have so far raised and utilized $81,000usd.
This Primary school will consist of three nursery classes, and grades 1-7.
It will be a free school for the village children, but they will have to maintain certain grade levels to remain and advance to each grade.
We will start with the children in our village first, and then allow the neighboring villages to get on wait lists and attend as space opens up.
The school will be at capacity of 300 children, with a school program of 9am-4pm.
Children, ages 2-13, can be sponsored to go to school for $25/month or $300/yr.
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