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Kwagala- Uganda

“The Kwagala initiative has been established to support the The Good Shepherd Orphan School Foundation in Mubende, Uganda, Africa. This is a non-profit & non-government initiative to raise funds for the School and its children.

Primarily to come along side Shepherd (Pastor) Patrick Kibirige who has been running this school for over 7 years. We assist him with the every expanding number of children wanting to attend elementary school and now High School as well.  Kwagala is operated as a Christian faith ministry and also includes ministering to those in the slums of Kampala.

With 250 children attending the Our Father Orphan School it is vital that we also address the needs for basic daily needs such as food, housing, clothing and medical care as well as education. It is our goal to supply funds for teachers and school supplies to enable the children to build a better future for themselves in their war torn country that struggles with AIDS/HIV & many other diseases along with extreme poverty and exploitation.  Government schools cost money that these orphaned children or their surviving family members can’t afford.

Kwagala is endeavouring to lend a helping hand for a future of self-sustainability.  With a vision to upgrade and expand the school, rebuild washrooms, add a dormitory for those traveling up to 15km each day to go to school, digging a well for clean water supply, & starting to raise goats for breeding and food source, we are well underway with projects.  Maintenance of these much needed initiatives will be our ongoing immediate funding goals.

It is our vision and hope that these children will break the cycle of poverty and be empowered to also make a difference in life.”

2018 Update: Since 2017 we have built a dormitory that will accommodate orphan students to have a safe place to study and sleep. We have also sent 10 students to high school and they have completed their first term. We have started building a new classroom. This year we have over 300 students who attend our school for free. Our students have had multiple medical check ups in which have stopped and prevented many children from sickness. The Good Shepard school has also been provided with more chickens and goats to help sustain their school community.

Within 2018 we hope to start building our high school to continuing send even more children to school. We have purchased land in hopes of being able to build our high school within 2018 and 2019.

 

Sarah Crook – Lead Member

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