Let Us Go and Start!
THANK YOU! In late 2016, we put out an urgent call for support to build a primary school in a severely-underserved area of Uganda. You responded, and the Nyakyanika Primary School is now being built, with thanks to your generous support!
The nearest primary school is more than a two-hour walk away. Children are faced with the decision to skip school altogether or continue attending the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre, hoping to receive a hot breakfast and be able to attend class.
As a result, the ECD – doing its best to support children in need – was overcrowded and under-resourced, and a devastating education gap was looming for the children of Masindi District.
While the primary school is underway, funds are still needed to ensure it can deliver quality education to the area’s school-aged children in a sustainable way. Teacher training, school supplies, funds to maintain and expand the school nutrition program, health and hygiene facilities, and support for the local School Management Committee are all still required.
AISHA & SHAKIRA
SISTERS AWAIT NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL TO RESTART THEIR EDUCATION
Shakira (on right) is too young for the long walk to the only primary school available to her, two hours away by foot. But, at age seven, she’s “aged out” of the local Early Childhood Development centre too. Shakira and her sister Aisha are just two of the many children between the ages of seven and 12 who will benefit from a new primary school being built in Nyakyanika, Masindi District, Uganda. They are both looking forward to catching up on the crucial learning they’ve missed and gain the benefits of a quality primary education that is too often denied to children, girls especially, as a result of poverty and lack of opportunity.