For many children of Kampala, Uganda, the experience of private education is never a consideration. Orphaned children have no resources, and for those who have families, any income covers the cost of basic needs of food, clothing and water. However, with programs like the Bright Community School in Kampala, these children have the chance to excel in an affordable private educational setting, equipping them with the skills to become the next generation of leaders for their community.
Bright Community School is a part of Opportunity International’s Microschools program and offers over 500 Kampala children access to private education. The school is currently paying off a $15,000 loan, which will provide for new classroom and boarding facilities, a library and a playground for its students. Once the expansion is complete, the school will be able to lower class sizes to roughly 40 students. Public schools in the region average between 70 and 100 students per class.
In addition, Bright Community School intentionally employs highly trained teachers to enhance the classroom experience, empowering the students through comprehensive education. With the support of Opportunity Uganda, Bright Community School is able to offer new possibilities to hundreds of children.
Opportunity’s dedication and commitment to our clients and their needs is offering a newly profound inspiration for the future for many of the poor. Our Microschools program allows us to honor and cherish the lives of the little ones that poverty often forgets. Christ calls us to welcome the children, and we are answering that through effective, sustainable investment in their future.