YOU CAN EASILY HELP TO PROVIDE THIS …
In 2008 the founders and volunteers staying at UGANDA LODGE in SW Uganda opened an early years education centre called “Ruhanga Development Nursery School” At first there were about 25 children attending each day, but it was soon realised that many parents and carers from the surrounding villages were unable to provide even the most minimal money for school fees. There are few jobs in the area; most adults are simply subsistence farmers, and additionally many families are sheltering orphans alongside their own children.
During 2010 it was suggested we start a basic sponsorship scheme which would enable us to admit even the poorest of children from the surrounding villages. We can do this for just £42 per year for each child and this makes a low cost education available to all children aged between 3 and 16 who live within walking distance of the school. Money collected from sponsorship all goes directly to the school fund to pay for to pay for the every childs education, rather than it being given to an individual child or family.
Our aim is not to turn any children away and at the beginning of 2014 we have over 450 children attending our school. Many already have a sponsor but you can see from the list below we have just taken in a lot of new ones who are still waiting for someone to find them. You can find a Full list of children here.
Would you help us support one or more of the children featured, by paying for their school fees? Its just £42 for a whole year or £3.50p each month? This will enable us to continue to give him or her a good affordable education and include most of the teaching materials they need plus a free daily breakfast and a free uniform.
Ann McCarthy and Denis AheirweAll fund-raising activities for Uganda Lodge are fully supported by Reg Charity 1150023 Uganda Lodge Community Projects