Protect school children from Malaria sickness

Jun 1, 2012

6,000 Down 27,345 to Go!

Opok Primary School
Opok Primary School

Thanks to your generosity, NETwork Against Malaria purchased 6,000 bed nets this spring for school-going children in the schools surrounding Katulikirie run by one of NETwork’s Ugandan Directors, Francis Banura.  In Uganda, 40% of school-going children have malaria at all times making malaria the largest cause of preventable absenteeism.   This fact is significant because education is the only way that the children of Katulikirie can escape their current poverty.

The children in Katulikirie are sons and daughters of sustenance farmers living off the land.  They are so poor that they wear the same clothes every day, they do not have enough money for shoes on their feet, and they certainly do not have enough money for treatment for malaria. 

When the children get malaria, they miss school, fall behind, and if their malaria becomes serious enough they are left mentally debilitated and can even die.   Preventing malaria illness with bed nets is the first step in protecting the children from this illness, and the nets help them stay in school, so that they may have the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and their children. 

Thank you again for your support.  Below you will see the pictures of lives you have changed.

Celebrating Children at Opok. 965 Kids Protected
Celebrating Children at Opok. 965 Kids Protected
Opok PS
Opok PS
Nyamahasa Primary School. 1,350 Students Protected
Nyamahasa Primary School. 1,350 Students Protected



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Project Leader

Margaret McGlynn

Belleville, IL United States

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