The school aged children in the Nakayot village in remote NE Uganda have been meeting in mud huts or under a tree when it isn't raining. Eventually the termites ate the sticks of the hut and the wind and rain washed the mud away. That left them only trees to meet under. In January we dedicated a new four room school. The classrooms have windows, desks and a blackboard. The government has committed to sending trained teachers to the school as soon as we can construct housing for them.
The children in this very poor remote village of 15,000 desperately need an education if they are to have any chance to improve the quality of their life. Their parents, if they have any, cannot read or write so school is their only hope.
We built the school, now by building the teacher's housing the government has committed to providing qualified teachers. This will greatly improve the quality of the children's education. Today they are being taught by volunteers who have only gone as far a 6th grade themselves.
We will radically improve the quality of education for these children so that they can have a chance to break out of the cycle of poverty currently present in their village. An education will open the door to vocational training, or even university.