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New classroom blocks no plastered Walls
New classroom blocks no plastered Walls

 

To all OUR Sponsor's in UK and America.

Our sincerest tribute to the entire countries in the world and in particular United kingdom for the loss of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II of England.

Emotions have ran world-wide, Her loss has struck everyone who admired Her including our not known very poorest rural communities in Africa, Uganda and in particular disadvantaged children and the SHARE NGO Staff.

The attendance of the American President and other dignitaries brought historric color to the event, it' significantly gave meaning to our shared values in humanity, very importantly the millions of people around the globe who attended in person, sacrificing their time, to be their in person to condole with the royal family, we say thank you!

As Non-Profit Organization, we truly share in that pain and the loss of a Queen who cared to see that every individual, Nation live in prosperity, unity, is out of poverty, live a dignified life,Equity for all, and above all Her plans of Common Wealth Nations will stand out for generations.

TO ALL OUR DONOR'S!  (Letter of Love, Respect and Appreciations)

SHARE NGO and the Hammerslag School children and  Staff are very happy and proud of the progress and the good work and support the single recurring donations received are making in their lives, school and to the rural communities benefiting from your support as  follows:-

EDUCATION: (Classrooms Construction Assistance)

1. Construction of  New permanent Classrooms for disadvantaged children in Pallisa. In  2013-2016.  New classroom blocks were constructed and this have attracted a lot of children and as well as provided  a place or a home to shelter street orphaned, and most vulnerable children. Since then no such funds to build classroom has been received.

During that period, because of low prices then, we were able to buy uniforms for these disadvantaged children from supplus, and food and mats for them to use as their mattresses. The money was enough before prices short up to buy food and firewood and some medicine to help the staff and today, it's honestly difficult.

2. Hiring of and establishment of the Health facility, a Community Health Center as an intervention to support the fight against the out break of COVID-19 in 2019. Generally speaking, our benefiting children and their households are poverty striken, no better opportunities for access better health facilities.

In the year 2021 Many elderly persons lost their lives and many burials took place and we did  share some of this  loss and photos with our main donor Mother Loretta.

BREAKING NEWS! EBOLA IN UGANDA AGAIN.

Today 20/09/2022 in the news the ministry of health has reported and out break of Ebola in mubende district. Transportation (community service ambulances) is a need that would save many lives especially with the elderly people, and to date we are living in a community with no ambulance and our efforts can not provide one either. Health today has remained the most valued but most neglected if you do not live in an urban settings. Who cares if you get sick and can not be seen by the doctor, not body bothers and the poor lose their loved ones just like that.

During COVID-19 lockdown 2020/21, the situation was worse, elderly people who stay in thier homes alone  died in thier houses without any notice, it was smell, that got neighbor to know what happened to elderly person. Some or most didn't have food or anything to live upon.

LOCKDOWNS!

Community movements were restricted and only organization vehicles allowed to move.Our NGO didn't have the opportunity to own bicycle or a motor bike to send Staff to the field to check with the sick, COVID-19 cases, in the affected remote areas.

Our appeal to all donors out there, we request for an organization van, motor bikes or even just bicycle donations. This will help a great deal our field  staff, teachers and volunteers to work for our community effectively. Even if it's just to have one bicycle donations for the field staff to share and be able to visit the sick elderly people in the affected families, households and communities, it will bring yeild hope, positive and effective work efforts.

3. Cost of living in Uganda. (HIGH FOOD PRICES)

This is reflecting badly in our several spheres of life, Education, Health and Economic opportunity, especially with the poor. Majority of these are having one or no meal at all and yet they need education, health and money for their daily living and  other service's. eg prices have short up and  money has become a scarse or rear commodity to the most disadvantaged household's. Famine is visible in everyone's House and eye of needy children.

Food items such as beans, maize the common and main diet for all school is now not affordable, climate changes have made this next to impossible to find these food items in the market at the usual prices.

Today to feed one child for just one day on two meals at a boarding school needs one to have 50 dollar's. Here fuel prices set a center stage for pricing. Business owners decide what you pay for a food commodity depending on how far you are from the point of supplies. Far from the main road , deep in the village all this are contributor's to the price factor. Low,fair or high.

Households who depends on hand to mouse, are terribly suffering.Sugar is very helpful for the sick is nolonger affordable for the disadvantaged.

4. Scholastics Materials. (SCHOOL SUPPLIES)

We appreciate you all for the best wishes and help we continue to get and receive through monthly donations. This is making a great impact on the future of poor rural children educational needs.

However, the cost of living have as well pushed prices for the education materials very high and not affordable for the poor to afford..

During lockdown and COVID-19 period. Government was sending copies of study materials for all children and copies left at the district head office, and the school leadership was to pick and make photocopies and distribute by going to each home in different villages and towns to give each student copies to use for home study, it was a nother very difficult time for it's was very expensive for the school to print thousands of copies to get each child supported with study materials and reach out to every student in their homes. We walk on foot or ride a bicycle.

The business men again took advantage of this and raised the price of photocopies just one page x number of pages in the materials and the number of the student in a class and the entire student population in the school. Without you our dear donors nothing can be achieved. We appreciate you all.

New Teaching  carriculum materials, reader text for pupils, and chalkboard. School chalk are all very expensive to get. We would like to have balls to give children chance to play, enough teacher text books but all this get limited by the funding.

5. Classrooms and Toilets.

Today, the cost of building a good permanent classroom has gone up, the materials are very expensive and just one bag of cement is about 14 dollars depending on the town and location. How far or  near you are from the point of production. Cement factory.

2013-2016 DONATIONS!

From the previuos efforts and funding, We built two classroom blocks , and we have divided (partitions) this to make more classes to accomodate new, growing number of students joining and moving to the next classrooms.

A normal primary class system here has seven classes for a primary school after child is out of nursery class where they stay for one or two years to be passed to primary one class.

We have desired to build additional classrooms but we are not getting any donor interested, we have been active with only one family stretching their resources to share with the vulnerable communities and children. They have such a big heart, very accommodative. Kindly join this family and help build more classes for the disadvantaged children in Uganda. Your sacrifice will bring a lot of love and hope to children who would never see a blackboard or a chance to be at school to get a good future!

Your donations have bought new clothes for children who walked naked, and lived that life for years. We have evidence of such photos. Children get neglected, and it's organization like this who will come to their aid with your help.

If new donors come through and support, we plan to build more classrooms and dormitories. Help us.

OUR DONOR, MOTHER!

Mother Loretta and Her family have made a huge contribution towards the construction assistance for the existing classrooms we see in the old reports and they have continued to give recurring payments to get education materials for the disadvantaged children.

The life and servival of the organization, the school and the children have been because of the commitment and love of  her family to poorest rural children in Pallisa Uganda. Pallisa his one of the poorest districts in Eastern Uganda. Poverty has build it's head quarter in Pallisa. Nothing is normal in Pallisa ,and very little is known about this district, not tourist or attraction opportunities so that you will expect a visit drop by any time. The same is true with education, health and economic growth. Pallisa is the last district to get such support.

HAMMERSLAG SCHOOL CLASSES!

Just like any infrusture need repairs, renovations and service, The existing classrooms have their own challenges, first the door to the toilets, termites have eaten up the wood -'door frame's.

Also doors to the classrooms have their hinged broken, as you know children are always opening and closing the  doors. such damages are likely to happen. Some because some of curiosity, children have never seen metallic door frames and like to play with it. Teachers try to monitor but some times it may pass thier watch. We apologize for this destruction's coming out of our children.

All Classrooms walls need plastering and painted, we  have shared this need ever since the ministry of health officials visited the school and gave advise before and after COVID-19 affected the entire country. They said or advised that unplastered walls can keep burgs. Danger to students and teachers lives, and health.

In 2020 We got part of the inside walls plastered for all the class but the the cost of cement as getting high and  making it impossible to have the outer walls plastered. We need about 200 bags of cement about 2800 dollars and 150 jerricans to paint the existing classrooms.

STUDENTS DORMITORIES AND TEACHERS HOUSE.

Students and teachers live in very poor accomodations. The visit in November 2018,  from GLOBAL GIVING staff JAMIE and CHRIS got the opportunity to visit teachers rented housing, and this was a shock and bothered them alot how humans can live in such housing. This has dittered many interested and very good qualified teachers from coming to work. Because of poor housing for teachers. No toilet's, they have to walk back to school to share with the students.

Boarding children continue to sleep in the dirt classroom floors and we have had a very bad experience, when we lost three children  whom we had accommodated in unplastered classrooms. There's need to build a separate block for students accomodations and teacher's a house. We pray that such consideration will come over time from interested DONOR'S and  volunteers. This need is very critical and we ask for help on behalf of the needy and affected households.

6. Support Staff. (COOK, MATRON, WATCHMAN)

We have 3 such staff, the cook, matron (paid a monthly salary of 50,000/ Uganda shilling)s, and day and night watch man. We have no proper pay or salary to these helping hands and the GLOBAL Giving visitors saws this challenge and advised we make specific donor fundraising  project's including the improvement of the teachers monthly payment, at tacher is paid only 100,000/ a month (about 28 dollar's), this is paid in the month the school term is open. That means the teacher can get only 84 dollars a single school term, and 252 dollars a year. If the donations are regularly coming. This is possible. Again we have never gotten such commitment from any donor to help pay teachers effectively.

GlobalGiving Staff advice was to start a fundraiser for child support eg "GIVE DOREEN A SCHOOL SPONSOR" but we didn't get any success. What followed was the lockdown in 2020 .

7. NGO Support. "THE WORLD CRISIS BROUGHT ABOUT BY THE UKRAINE WAR"

SHARE, (Support for Households and Aid for Rural Education) is not  doing well due to lack of enough donations and volunteer support,

NGO Office rent is a struggle, we can not operate without an official address. This will not be tolerated  by the law and our government, we have to have a place of contact and check and evaluation. The owner of the property worked with civil aviation authority in Uganda, Entebbe international airport.  He tries very much to be patient with our payments but we are not always able to pay regularly.

We used to pay 150,000@/ about 42 dollars monthly  before priced short up country wide. Now we are required to pay 300,000/ (84 dollars) per month and this includes water and electricity.

8. Funds available. (RECURRING DONATIONS)

We believe God has been Good and one source to trust in our journey together. The donor family, especially Mother Loretta and Her daughter Jenna with her brothers and sisters, their family friends are God sent and a true blessing and inspiration to serve with. The benefiting children are always praying for you.(HAMMERSLAG SCHOOL UGANDA)

Just like any local or grassroots, SHARE NGO is faced with looming funding gabs. As a result, we get difficulties in the meeting the following obligations:-

a) URA annual returns. Taxes to government.

b) Board meetings, planning and evaluation.

c) Field staff facilitations, transportation allowances, includes stationary.

d) Water and electricity bills

e) Transportation facilitations for NGO staff and facilitate their travelling to Kampala for government engagements. Workshop and policy meetings for all national NGOs.

f) Construction assistance for new additional classrooms, teacher's house and toilets.

g) Construction of a community health facility, childrens, male and female Ward to help the poor rural household's.

Conclusion.

We appreciate you all for your kind support to the school,  and help to the rural and affected households in Uganda. We pray that more and more donors, volunteers join the handful of committed donors we have to keep our interventions very relevant to the lives of those suffering.

Most impotantly! We are still in shock!

The death of the QUEEN most MIGHTY and most EXCELLENT Elizabeth II of England. Some of our donors are close relatives or friends to the royal family.

We listened and followed the service on Small radio, we have no Television to watch the ceremony. "HISTORIC FAREWELL".

Our entire Staff and the children were very shocked to hear about the death of the Queen.

The bible quote. Plsams 42. Read in her service, was very touchy to all the students and staff.

Other very powerful messages that were shared such as:-

The Queen was a 'good and faithful servant' and knew that all humans flourish better when they live in community and harmony together.

Queen Elizabeth II, whose reign took Britain from the age of steam to the era of the smartphone, She was 96.

8 Sept 2022 — Donovan, who met the Queen, told PA Media: “She was so kind and gracious, and it's a sad day around the world”. “America loves the Queen 

In her message on Commonwealth Day 2021, Her Majesty described the Commonwealth of Nations'. “friendship, spirit of unity and achievements”

Song. The lord is my shepherd!.

https://news.sky.com/story/queen-elizabeth-order-of-service-for-late-monarchs-state-funeral-and-committal-service-12700945

To the New king (KING CHARLES III)

We promise to use Queen Elizabeth II name to name a girls house if we get such funds  grant's to build one or name the hospital wards or any ambulance service van we get. Her name will be printed. We will have Her in our hearts forever!

We shall also kindly ask to use King Charles iii name to name the boys dormitory block, if we get a grant or donations, build king Charles boys house, dormitories.

Personally,  I was named Charles,after Prince Charles. My Mother Rose loved the Queen so much and she attended school taught by British and American teachers TORORO GIRLS SCHOOL, . She has always treated me like. Prince and she call me so.

Long live the King Charles III of England.

Amen.

Need to improve child accommodation
Need to improve child accommodation
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Help these children, girl child education sponsor
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Help build a better kitchen and dining hall
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Help buy a school desk
NGO Director in the classroom in 2014,
NGO Director in the classroom in 2014,
Flash back, how we started fundraising. 2013
Flash back, how we started fundraising. 2013
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Global Giving efforts using generator power
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Power supply to desktop
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Generator, help, no electricity
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First classrooms 2010
First classrooms 2010

Greetings to all our family of dedicated donor's, Thank you for your continued support to the most vulnerable communities and disadvantaged households in Uganda

We started our journey in 2010 as a community based organization, called ADR Uganda, and later to SHARE Projec also a community based organizationt and in 2018 we became an NGO called SHARE (support for households and aid for rural education). A new account was opened in January 2022, following all the government requirements, including filling of returns, taxes for the last three years 2018,19 and 20.

Unfortunately, at the time of Nanking this report, no funds had been received since the start of this year's to the NGO account and we have been in good and supportive communication with global Giving disbursement staff , the delay was caused by an error on our part! one of the account digit's misplaced. Once we receive the fund's we shall give a comprehensive report in the next three months.

(GlobalGiving)

May 6, 2022, 12:07 EDT

Hi SHARE,
Last time we sent you funds, I recall there being some issues with your account. FXecute has put your recent disbursement on hold as there were also account issues while sending it. Could you please contact your bank and send us any document you have that lists your banking details?
Warmly,

(GlobalGiving)

May 9, 2022, 9:59 EDT

Hi SHARE,
Thank you for sending this and for all your quick responses to emails! Don't apologize, disbursing funds internationally is complicated and we don't expect anyone to be an expert on it - that's why we're here to help. I think I may have found the issue! Your account number was one digit off (there was a 7 where there should have been a 1). I'll let FXecute know to reprocess the disbursement to the new correct account number and I'm hoping this will solve the issues.
Warmly,

(GlobalGiving)

Jun 1, 2022, 11:22 EDT

Hi SHARE,
FXecute let us know this morning that the disbursement was successfully processed to your account this morning. Please let me know if you do not receive it in the next few days!
Warmly,

SHARE NGO has existed for now five years in operation, working for the disadvantaged with a government registration and permit to operate in Uganda and a mandate to help fight poverty which we are doing with donor help to build existing permanent classrooms, desks and purchase of food for boarding children sleeping in the classrooms and pay for staff accommodations and NGO office rent, and utilities, electric and water bill's, in lures filed activities and transportation expenses.

Our journey with you has been of great importance, an impact has been made children who used not to go to school or because school location were very far from their community or village now had the opportunity to go to school and jobless youth also got jobs as teachers,. cooks, matron's, or nigh and day guards, watching the the school and others like women collecting firewood and slowing local foods,and this helped the community value the existence of the school facility in their. Illage.

Rural Education in Uganda is very challenging especially, it's not accessible for most families and in most cases their children remain in the poverty a cycle that is inherited for generations, and life in this households is very biting and extreme in the life of very poor and innocent children. Helping such family come handy and bring hope and a future that tarnaslates into opportunities to become useful citizens.

Poverty has left most families begging, stealing to servive, or joining gangs in small towns and big cities gambling criminals and all these lead to death of these young vulnerable child, It's there all our collective responsibility to try and do something for these children and make education sponsor opportunities available for them and there affected households.

Today as an NGO, with government registration and permit, we have the following mandates

• Support the government in the fight acute level's of poverty among many rural households, orphaned children and widows, single mother's

• Provide scholastic materials for the disadvantaged children

• Provide skills for selfreliance to youths, most of which have increased due to COVID-19

• Support households health care as a new inntiative, where we have provided a Health Center to the poorest,

Our responsibility as an NGO is very demanding and we can not do it without you, for example, we are proud today to see rural children come to better classrooms compared to what we had before, if no such sacrifices were made, we would not be able to speak of anything today, (Hammerslag school Uganda) also before COVID-19 hit worldwide, we had started a youth skilling training center but we did not get much donations to sustain it, (Quiros Institute of Technology)

As we speak, COVID-19 has caused more damage to young people here in Africa due to ilack of opportunities available for them get skills education or find a job,

• Tailoring, fashion and design

• Carpentry, woodworking

• Driving, Mechanic's, motorcycle and vihecles

• Baking, hotels and resorts management

• Manson works, building and. Onstruction

Lack of these opportunities for disadvantaged communities. This problem is compounded by the nature of homes these youths come from, most of these children come from families who's parents died of HIV Aids, also most of those parents got killed during the cattle raides, overthrow of the passed governments and kony war . Google the story of invisible children. For many years, the Eastern, Northern have not seen Relative Peace or come out of poverty?

SHARE has planned some inntiatives to get some support and intervention for the disadvantaged communities in Uganda in the following areas,

• Pallisa, complete classroom construction for the disadvantaged children, Hammerslag school. Dormitories, Dinning Hall, buy land to expand school compound and build teachers House.. Build better Community Health Center, provide a community service ambulance.

• Karamoja region, support the education of pastoralist children who turn into worriors and looting cattle from neighborhoring districts such as teso, lango and kapchorwa etc. Purchase scholastic books, field volunteers.

• Gulu, lango and kitgum all I. Northern Uganda affected bythekony wars and wars in southern Sudan making children become refugees and suffer in camps, not education,health and salter, all there cause traumer to these children and above all providing no future of hope of Bette livelihoods of families to belong together. During war time these children sleep under trees, bushes and no food to eat.

• Teso region, these region has suffered war of plz types, including the fall of governments and most recently rebel activities and instability that has stayed for years a now cattle raiders from the karamoja region, these kill, rape women and mime their victims in the process. Eg, Soroti, Kumi and Bukedea skills education programs.

Education and health are very crusual in the living of the disadvantaged communities and as a recovery plan, our NGO is asking for all people of good will, including interested volunteers to join our NGO to help make interventions that will give these children in alll the above mentioned backgrounds some hope of good education, health and salter, includes giving youtnskilss for selfreliance, COVID-19 has made most young girls getting pregnant, having little babies, is a treble situation, these if not helped now, they can never servive poverty.

At the international scenes, the war in Ukraine has made matter's worse, most rural families can not afford basic needs such as food, just one meal a day is a struggle, children are falling sick due malnutrition, poor feeding, medical support is lacking and malaria is killing poor children, the elderly have no hope at all, the rise of non communicable diseases among them is on the increase, there is no community ambulance available for them, elderly, no one to care for their needs, during COVID-19 time, they got locked out of the society, most died in their houses, no one to help.

According to the study conducted by the parish chief's, it's was discovered that most of these had no one to care for them, if they had children, these were grandkids who could not get to the market or help the elderly get to the market or hospital when that need arises.

Donate today, and be part of this community concerns and support for the most vulnerable and needy. Your donation can change a life of the needy or make an impact in the following areas

• Sponsor a street, needy child

• Skills for selfreliance to COVID-19 affected youths

• Fight acute level's of poverty among rural households households

• Provide medical equipment's, ambulance to community health facility,

• Support widow's come out of poverty through support education of their children.


Conlution

Big thank you to all the GlobalGiving staff and community for supporing our NGO to be able to contribute to the development of our country and community by making it possible from the funds sent each month to help improve lives of rural children and their affected households!

Because of your good testimony worldwide, we have been able to maintain some credible team of monthly donation's, and donaors keep our work for the poor noticable.

We very much appreciate the fact that, economic hardships, and most recently COVID-19 affected most of our donors but we are lucky to have those few who can share the little they ge, or sacrifice a meal or two just to see that a poor child or youth is given an education or a skill to servive. Eg.Donor giving an orphan a book or pencil and a pen, a school dropout youth skills for selfreliance or a poor woman an opportunity to give birth in a health facility not a bush or a t home and died in the process is most valued in our community.would be very much appreciated by the poorest in society, without you, nothing can be reported about.

Once again we are very happy for your continued support to the NGO, our new account puts us on the level of gaining trust and partnerships with international organizations. Kindly invite friends and family to donate and help strengthen our impact in Uganda.

Finally, any interest, international or local is most welcome to join SHARE NGO to build a better future for the disadvantaged communities in Uganda.

Partnerships, grants, international organizations, volunteers and sponsors welcomed.

Thank you for your patience and support!

Class under tree shade's 2012
Class under tree shade's 2012
No desk in the classrooms children seat on wood l
No desk in the classrooms children seat on wood l
Donor help with first classroom construction 2014
Donor help with first classroom construction 2014
Sponsored Boarding children
Sponsored Boarding children
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Inside NGO office
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New clothes when you sponsor
New clothes when you sponsor

Happy New Year to All our community of good donor's and mostly mother Loretta, her family and friends for the recurring donations that support the school and the children in Uganda.

The economy is now fully opened for all sectors, including the motorcycle transport industry most recently, which is the cheapest mode of transportation the poorest in Uganda, this now makes it possible for our teachers and students to get to school and school able to make purchases and transported to school at cheaper costs.

New staff Hired!

Because of your help, the  school administration has been able to recruit new professional teacher's, new graduates, and pay old salary arrears for the out going and old staff who have left for other opportunities and work for government schools due to better pay. A teacher in our school is paid about 25$ a month which is very low compared to what  a teacher is paid in government school, yet they have same working hours and load, same teaching curriculum. Support staff is paid in our school only 15$  monthly but due to our lack of enough donor's, we fail make this commitment possible, for the cooks, and day and night guards.

 Teacher's Accomodations!

The funds we received help us secure and pay for rented house  in town, called trading center's, no electricity, water, no bath room, toilet facility, these teachers have to walk to school to use toilet should nature call, it's worse if that need gets at night.  The cost of the house is 50,000/ ugsh per months per room, and we have ten teachers, it becomes a challenging to help due to limited number of donor's currently commited to help the school.

Infrastructure!

The funds have supported renovations, of the classrooms, most had anthills fully grown inside, broken toilet facility, doors, and water tank broken tap, and our temporarily school kitchen that was blown up by the storms. 

Additionally, a few desks have been secured, and old broken once repaired and teachers chair's and tables also repaired and few purchase to much the teacher current population.

Other cost include paying for the government new policy on making covid messages on the school compound and classrooms, as well as making sure sanitizer for the students are in all the classes, this is not possible with limited funds received of about 450$ monthly, we need your help to raise the funds to help the disadvantaged children, payment for Rural teachers.

 Boarding children

These children have been affected by COVID-19 and the children are increasing dropping out of the school system, most have married young, the last two years of lock down pushed them into hardships, they went back to the streets and boys in drug's and girls begging for help ending up getting pregnant, much us the government is saying these children be allowed to go back to school, the feel ashamed to be in school with babies or fully grown stomachs.

Some who have refused to come back to school now sell in the streets, we have few who have come back and new children but management and care support is still difficult because of funding challenge.eg, the cost of maintaining a child in boarding is about 300,000/ ugsh a term this includes paying for his or her scholastic, and if it's a girl her menstrual support, and medical, care, food etc, we fall far below meeting this requirements, please help us help these children, we also have some disabled, and mentally exhausted children due to Covid and two years children have stayed home.

Teaching materials, examination fees for uneb!

UNEB is a standard examiner for Uganda and all schools, students country wide are required to qualify to to sit for this exam, and fees are now getting high each year and rural parents are unable to pay, and this cost is about 150,000/ ugsh per child, including payment for photos that and cost for examination centre to support invigilation staff. Our school is struggling with this fess, whci are supposed to be paid at the start of the new school term.

New school curriculum is being developed by the government due to Covid, so the school can cover as much material as possible, fearing that should covid situations become high and the country goes back to lockdown, the children would have moved a step head not staying in the same class for long. The grading system is changing as well, we need funding to much this new changes and costs to educate rural children.

 Share NGO account!

The board due to new government audit of all NGOs in Uganda has been able to meet the costs of paying for filling retrts for three years staring 2018 when the organization transited from a CBO status to an NGO, https://www.pmldaily.com/news/2019/11/full-list-govt-validates-2119-ngos-closes-over-12000-others.html

After validation, all NGOs were required to update their status and this was possible for share due to the funds available, we are happy to have you and now we have our account bin a secure location, Bank and City, it has been risk to draw funds in the same locality and getting wrong people seeing you come out of the bank and creating a lot of threats and thugs trying bto trail you as you get go to shop for the school or pay bills in Pallisa town.

Food for the hungry children!

 We request for your help today to make it possible for the dreams of these very poor rural children come true, just one dollar, if given by you on a recurring donations will do a lot in the life of these children, and make sure they don't run back to the stree ts, if they are sure of a meal, Accomodations, and care from the teacher's and a future. Clothing for these children is also a big deal,they need good clothes, when get, they feel loved and smile alot. Thank you for always caring to donate.

Sponsored Rural Children
Sponsored Rural Children
Donor funds help educate rural children
Donor funds help educate rural children
Education changes lives
Education changes lives
Boarding children cleaning up
Boarding children cleaning up
Stores, shade, kitchen, and toilets
Stores, shade, kitchen, and toilets
Children cleaning classes
Children cleaning classes
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Burial of covid case on 21/10/2021
Burial of covid case on 21/10/2021

Dear sponsor's,

W continue to appreciate you for the support and the donations received monthly to help disadvantaged households in Pallisa District in Uganda. Hammerslag School in particular.

Since schools closed due to the out brake of COVID-19, children have stayed home with no opportunity to learn not even to step into the school, they have grown up and most girls and boys in this catagory think of not going back to school if they open, some actually most are now harkers, in small towns, and think the way of life today is making money not wasting time in education. We are worried about the situation Covid is presenting to many life's of young children and especially the girls who have been pregnated, after losing their parents to covid, the only way to service is to get financial support from working adults. Boca boda men

But with your continued efforts to help the children and the school, we are using the money to generate education materials, photocopy and take to upper primary school children' to help them keep up with the set school curriculum and instruction manual to get them ready for the coming exam's called PLE, primary leaving examination.

As we visit the children, distibuting education materials, we realized another challenge, they are heavily involved in household work helping their parents and relatives in gardens, and the only time they are free is at night, and w e realize that they need reading lights, solar power system, which mY cost as cheap as 300,000/= Uganda shillings. This is sufficient enough to help the children read with good light, it give three lights, one bulb for the child, one bulb for parents hat, and one outside for the compound, giving the household some security for the disadvantaged households domestic animals usually kept outdoors. 

Wth help of this fund's it has been possible to buy solar power system for three households with children in candidate classes, and since we have 10 candidates, they share reading light  with the neighbors, homes connected to solar lights. The challenge however is lack of enough funding to have all the candidate's  households get solar system, and also the cost of printing all the subject materials for each child to use for study time at night and with the  semi candidate's households in plan, these are children in primary six classes and they're 30 in total.

We also have boarding children we tried to support, sleeping in the classroms, most came from disadvantaged households and streets, this is the catagory which is now involved in street life again some have joined fraud, and drunk life style and drugs use, why covid situations pushed them back, in trying to get food, we provided to them Hope and a home, all this is lost due to covid, how do we get these children back to the dream of education, I have tried to follow some to the village homs and get to see and help the sick, the care givers have no money, since everyone was under lockdown and no time to do a money generating activity.

Rural children in candidate classes need help of reader materials to prepare them for the coming exam's, and we need solar lights for the disadvantaged households in plan to get them to read at night, during the day, the children are busy working for the parents and relatives in the garden, others harking to help raise money to get them food, most poor households eat once a day

The support you give has helped maintenance for the school, paying the Day and night guard, 50,000/= Uganda shillings a month, and we also have other staff, the Cook, metron, and the teacher's suffering as. A result of the lockdown, they have families to support but have no salaries, we  try to help those  with sick children but the funds can't help much, we also have to keep q paying the bills of cleaning up the school compound, the classroms and the school toilet s which the community with no toilets at their homes come to use, and the cleaning of the water tank, this has helped the community alot get clean water athe school, thank you for your help to get them a water tank.

At the moment as we hope that the government will open schools in Uganda, come January 2022,. It was in our plan to have all the classes outside walls plastered and painted, , currently the coat of a bag of cement in Uganda is 36,000 good quality, we need 100 bags in total and 50 jerrcans of water and oil paint, this will put the classrooms to safety standards to keep them safe from Covid.

Corona has claimed many lives in our local community and most disadvantaged households are affected, the children are left as orphans, no hope in life, the number of children needing help is increasing everyday, how can we expand our help or grow our donor support, we are not seeing covid reducing in our community and I have just returned from such a burial and vaccines remain low and no impact ,  how can our support help get vaccines and people vaccinated, help donate to share and saw lives off the poor now.

Additionally, our organization rents office space we are trying to pay but we are  not able to pay fully, the records we have shwo that we have  no funds committed to the payment of NGO Office rent and the landlord is not happy thinking am getting money and using it no payment of NGO Office rent. The agreement shows that I am to pay 150,000/= monthly but it has been difficult to share the funds we received with all the needs of the children, the school and office, also asking for rent arrears is the Uganda post office, box for the school and office.

We get visited and we can not help provide some lunch to them, especially the elderly people looking for help or information from our efforts, and the teacher's who are our staff, when they get problem's they visit our NGO Office, we can no help, and the same time we are nqo able to pay salaries to these teacher's and other support staff, since covid heat, they are jobless, no income to start a business.

I am kindly appealing to all our humble family of donor's to think about our community, the children, the community, we organized a community meeting to sentizise them on the danger's of covid and how to manage the risk but it was costly to pay for the medical pasonel and the elders.

We need your support, together we can kick Covid out of the rural areas of Vonerable households in Pallisa.

Community watch at a distance, fear and terrified
Community watch at a distance, fear and terrified
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Thank you to those that have continued to donate throughout Covid, and for supporting our children and staff in their efforts to create a safe and enriching learning environment.

As usual we have continued to purchase food, living and learning supplies for the school, as well as Covid sanitation materials required by law such as soap, clean water, and hand sanitizer. We have also paid fees for our candidate students sitting this year's PLE exams, scholastic books to help them prepare, and funded ongoing improvements to the school building, classrooms and toilet block.

Unfortunately, due to new Covid strains, rising infection rates and a lack of vaccines, the President has closed schools again for the next six weeks. The students and parents are very disappointed.

Therefore we ask once again for support to keep the school and compound protected, and its staff and children cared for during this break. This includes funds to hire local transport to get students back to their families or temporary accommodation in various towns, to purchase masks/PPE, pay for compound maintenance, and salaries to teachers and day and night security.

While the school is closed, we are also appealing for funds to complete vital improvements and additions to the classrooms and living facilities. For construction, we need 200 bags of cement to fortify the walls and to make proper floors which are currently dirt; treated wood to replace the toilet block’s doors that have been destroyed by termites; paint for all the inner classroom’s walls, and supplies for the removal of several anthills that are growing in some of the classrooms as a result of being vacant for much of the last year due to Covid. We are hoping to complete these activities before schools reopen in 42 days.

Attached are some photos showing the school's current condition with very few students using only a couple classrooms and ant hills growing in some, which the children are helping to remove and restore.

Thank you again for your donations and for believing in our school and community’s dreams of a better future.

Much love,

-Charles

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