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 -
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 -
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.