Friends of St. Michael's School Busembatia Uganda

Friends of St. Michael's School Busembatia Uganda

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • International development
  • Poverty relief
  • Women

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Geographical remit: 


Since 2002 we have been helping a large girls’ nursery/primary school in rural eastern Uganda. 500+ day girls and 200+ boarders and orphans. 

The school accepts girls of all faiths and tribes.


We fund -


  • Lunch for the 500 day girls
  • School Medical Centre + Nurses
  • Library + Librarian
  • Literacy Support
  • Repairs and Maintenance and some building work


We are also with the community helping with the building of a Secondary School - the only one in the sub-county. Presently 100+ students and the need is to build to accommodate 1,000 students


We help with the support of a number of orphans.


We work with the community on several income generating projects.


We hope to extend our support to the neighbouring primary school (1,000 mixed) 


Before our help - 


  • Too many of the girls were unable to concentrate in class because of severe hunger
  • Some girls died from Malaria
  • There was no culture of reading and spelling was poor
  • Toilet and washing facilities were very basic
  • There was no Secondary School in the village
  • Many girls dropped out of education





We rely on word of mouth, personal contacts and talks to raise money. We presently do not have a volunteer who focuses on fundraising. This role might be needed if we are going to help a third school in the village.  Many of our volunteers who go to the school come back and fundraise - eg: Marathon des Sables - Marathons - Swims - Canoe Races etc.

Back in the UK we have had some success with Grant Applications - eg: Playground Equipment - Washroom Block - Assembly Building - Scholarship Support.




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