We have had some strong giving in the last couple of months on this project to provide desks and school supplies for a new school in rural NE Uganda. Our goal is $3000 and we are almost half way there. We are building a two classroom school in a rural village in NE Uganda. The classrooms are for first and second grade students because it is too far for them the walk the five miles to the nearest school which we built 3 years ago in a nearby village. The village leaders are very excited for their new school. I will be in Uganda in January to be part of the dedication of this new school. I will send pictures when I return. Please tell your friends about this project, it would be wonderful to fully fund this project by the end of the year. Thank you for you generous giving. You are an important part of this team.
Oct 16, 2019
Giving more goats in January
By Michael Hildenbrand - Project Leader
Giving a pregnant goat to a widow or orphan so they can start an income producing herd is one of the most impactful, life giving projects we do in rural NE Uganda. When they recieve the goat they agree not to eat the goat! They can only sell or trade the babies that are delivered. The results we have seen over the years are truly amazing. We have given close to 800 goats over the last few years. A team from the US will be traveling to Uganda in Januray to participate in one of the "goat distributions". It is a joyous occasion as the whole village turns out to celebrate with the recipients. We will report back after our January visit. Thank you for all who are supporting this project. Tell your friends about it.
Sep 25, 2019
By Mike Hildenbrand - Project Leader
Example of desks we will purchase
Construction on the new two classroom school is starting soon. We hope to have it completed in January. The project started because the villagte leaders asked our partner Ugandan NGO is they could help build a school for the youngest in their village. This school will serve first and second graders who are too little to walk the 10 mile roundtrip to the larger school in a neighboring village. A well has been drilled at the new school site so the children will haqve clean water. The funds this project is raising are to provide desks and supplies for the new school. We are off to a good start. Thank you for your support. A team will be traveling to Uganda in late January to check on progress and hopefully be there for the dedication ceremony.