4. October, November, December: what is next
The president of Uganda finally announced that our exam class students can go back to school, hence they will start next week! For the other children, most likely school will stay still closed. As the money of our fundraisers is by far not enough to give our children their daily meals which they normally would get a school and also would not cover their extra needs for homework help, we decided to use the school fees money for that as it was also donated by you for that cause: education. We already started with the homework help in Kampala in July, but are now able to have up to 70 children in our offices. In Jinja we are also able to have the kids in our offices in addition to our computer room. So, the plan is that the kids keep coming to our office. In order to make sure that this is done in a safe way we have temperature guns in place, masks, disinfect, soap, water and so on. The children also need new 22STARS uniforms again as some are totally worn out and broken.
Additionally, the schools that open up now for our exam kids also asked us to help them out with water tanks, to help them making sure their sanitary facilities meet the standards, to help them out with temperature guns and so on. So, as you see the needs are still very high and teaching the children at our office with private teachers is much more expensive than if they would have been in school. We don’t raise the school-fees money as we hope that the situation will still go back to normal next year. Hence to overlap this period of time we still have our Covid19 emergency help fundraiser to help us covering extra costs in addition to the sponsorship money.
The airport of Uganda will officially open in October, however many rules are still a bit unclear and it seems like that it is not allowed to visit local communities, but rather only go on a safari to the national parks. Hence we had to cancel our trips for this year and are hoping to start 2021 as great as we started 2020.
“Thank you for giving a child a future that it otherwise would not have!”
Thanks to you a child is still alive today! You might think, oh but then someone else would probably save him/her. Well sadly not. Each day quiet some people die within our communities in Uganda, just because there was no money. To give you an idea. Malaria is a disease that is easily treatable with medication! Still not everyone has money and hence access to medication. Resulting in 3000 death people a year only in Uganda from only malaria. So, you can imagine how grateful we are that you chose to support one or more of our kids and make a true impact in their lives and that of their families.
Besides donations our work depends on volunteers, so if you like to help us out, please let us know. Many things relate to administration, data entry, organizing, editing files, content writing and designing.
As we don’t have school reports to send you this year of the child you sponsor, we are planning to prepare individual “report” cards for our children made by their homework teachers, which we will send out at the end of the year to you!
“Together we can make a positive change in this world!”