Location: Najjanankumbi, Kampala, Uganda
About the school
The school is a kindergarten to middle school with around 200 students, ranging from just 3-16 years old. They are split into classes, and multiple subjects are taught from local studies, to maths, English and the sciences.
Most of the children at the school are especially underprivileged, orphans or have parents who are sick or in prison. Many of the children at this school are on the site up for sponsorship.
Unfortunately, many parents can’t afford the school and cash-flow is a big problem. Further to this, there are no proper toilets as money is prioritised for educational needs and supporting orphans and illnesses. More details on the issues are found below.
Why does the school need funding?
There are many reasons a school needs funding, however, this school in particular is simply trying to get a better standard of living, so there can be less health issues. A clean school equals a clean mind.
1) Toilet block construction
This project requires a total of £5,000. The school has built the foundations, the main walls, but hit a stumbling block when they ran out of funds. As it stands, the children go to the toilet in a hole in the ground – and have nothing to wash or clean themselves with afterwards. Helping will fund proper flushing toilets, washing sinks and toilet paper.
2) Proper medical supplies
This project requires £50 a month. The school is at large, ‘safe’. However, pot holes, sharp edges and gravelly grounds are in abundance. When a child scrapes a leg or cuts an arm, dirt gets in quickly (the owner of this very website saw a child first hand rubbing dirt into a wound to stop the bleeding!) We want to ensure the school always has;
- Alcohol pads and cleaning wipes
- Iodine solution and purified water
- Plasters and bandages
- Sanitary towels and similar items
And so much more. Just the basics could save a life.
3) Teacher salaries
This project requires £3,500 per month. Teachers are not always paid. This results in teachers not always staying to support the school, and in a small school – that can leave 30+ students out of education on any given day, week or month. By contributing to this fund, you solve that issue and ensure no child goes without a days schooling (which in many cases, also means water and food).