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Dec 2, 2019

Thank You!

Elise visiting Grace orphanage
Elise visiting Grace orphanage

Dear friends Of Grace Orphanage School

Our academic term ended last week, and we are so humbled with your continued support.

We have been able to renovate a two classroom block, drilled a water bore hole at the compound for safe and clean water, connected electricity and constructed a long drop toilet with a menstruation wash for girls. It’s a good feeling and big positive impact to both staff and the children at Grace Orphanage School.

Elise Nicholson&Michalla Thomson – We are very much obliged with the support during our fundraising for “Lifesaving project at Grace Orphanage” where you have encouraged friends and family to donate to our cause.

Now our goal is to attain sustainability by 2025, working towards this below:-

FY2020 -FY2022 Infrastructure development

  1. Renovating the second two classroom block
  2. Construction of four more classroom
  3. Home for the orphans and Liz
  4. Teachers Houses

FY2022-FY2023 Structure development and improvement

  1. Empowering and hiring leaders to take on responsibilities of planning and management of the orphanage to improving and develop it for positive long term impact to attain sustainability by 2025.   

FY2023 - FY2025 Sustainability Plan

  1. Creating long term financial activity- like (IGA) –Income generating actives. (Crop farming, Motorcycle and Motor truck income generation)

Note: FY - means Financial Year  

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Repainted Administration  and domintory building
Repainted Administration and domintory building
Bore Hole
Bore Hole
Sep 4, 2019

90% of the project activities are complete.

Long drop toilet
Long drop toilet

Dear Friends,

It’s been four consecutive months of giving Life to “Life Saving Sanitation Project at Grace Orphanage “Your support is very instrumental and has move us an extra mile in transforming the lives of the children at Grace orphanage School.

Every single dollar, I can confirm has pushed us close to our five-year plan goal of achieving sustainability, and that’s why we cherish each single. dollar as a treasure to the Orphanage. With your continued support we have achieved 90% of the four project activities under Life Saving Sanitation Project at Grace Orphanage, where we have :-

1.Bore Hole

100% deep water well/Borehole completed and it will be fully in use next academic term starting 9 Aug 2019.

2. Long drop toilet with four stalls, urinal and menstruation wash room for girls is 95% complete thus left with painting and digging a pit soak for the washroom and urinal. Long drop toile

3. (Renovation) Beam strengthen, plastering and roof fixing of a two classroom block is 95% complete, left with painting and fixing window glasses only. Renovated Classroom block

4. Electricity is connected to the home, office and volunteer house and we are left with connecting it to the newly renovated classroom block.

Our five-year sustainable plan summary

Infrastructure development – Constructing a four classrooms block and a home to increase learning space for the orphanage which is estimated to cost $150,000USD. Renovating the second two classroom block estimated cost $20,000UUSD

Income generating Activities– Expand on the farming land and increase farm output by 60%, estimated to cost us $8,000USD for the next five years.

Renovated Classroom block
Renovated Classroom block
Renovated Classroom Block
Renovated Classroom Block
Deep Water borehole
Deep Water borehole
Deep water borehole
Deep water borehole
Long drop toilet
Long drop toilet
Children at Grace Orphanage
Children at Grace Orphanage
Children at Grace Orphanage
Children at Grace Orphanage

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Jun 11, 2019

Lifesaving Sanitation Project at Grace Orphanage

Long Drop Toilet & Washroom
Long Drop Toilet & Washroom

Dear friends,

Thank you for your generous donation towards the 2019 March accelerator fundraiser for the “Lifesaving Sanitation Project for the Grace Orphanage”, having raised over $5000 USD through the accelerator of March it has earned us a permanent membership with GlobalGiving Community. And we have deducted all the fundraising from the platform towards development and sustainability of Grace Orphanage.

Grace orphanage is a rural school in the heart of Uganda providing formal education to orphans and less privileged children affected and infected by HIV AIDS. The school was founded in 1996 by women affected by HIV/AIDS to educate the increased number of orphans within their community. It’s unfortunate that most of these courageous and brave women have passed on, but we wish to maintain their legacy and keep their efforts alive through supporting the orphanage to attain sustainability.

The disbursement receive has been allocated towards three major pressing challenges at the orphanage which include,

Long drop toilets and menstruation hygiene washroom.

The work is 60% complete and we believe that in the next two to three months it will be in use.

A lintel beam reinforcement and new roof instalment.

The classroom block has been reinforced with a lintel beam to strengthen it, since it was weakened by the linkage of the roof during the rainy season, which has been not a safe learning environment for the children. 70% of the work is done and installation of a new roof is complete.

Water drilling.

It’s a rainy season here and we have been advised to start drilling a water well during sunny season in order to have a right water table level. This means that the well won’t dry if it’s drilled during the right water table level.

New Classroom Block roof.
New Classroom Block roof.
Back view of the Classblock
Back view of the Classblock
Front view of the classroom Block
Front view of the classroom Block
Side View
Side View

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