THE NEXT STEP FOR the HOME in UGANDA
|One of our volunteers- Daniel- has been giving his time to |
teach a class of students of the 60+ resident & local
children without the privilege of school
With food more sustained with the farm, we considered new growth (i.e. a second home), but decided to focus on improving the education of the children.Some facts: only about 1/2 of the homes children go to actual school, the rest are taught by volunteers (Patrick, William, the others). They don't have desks, and lack teaching supplies. (Space is also a challenge). And since school fees are rare, we're wondering if its the best use of funding, and we decided a progression into a school would be the way to go.
Starting with a primary grade, we'll hire a teacher ($75 per month, full-time. I know... sad, we're considering offering more than the average wage) and the any volunteers can cotinue to sustain schooling for the children.
We're hoping to have an official school in 7-8 years, one where kids can prepare to integrate at later stages.
|Let us not lose perspective and fail to remember the work we're doing- together- is making an eternal impact, in the lives of children. It's bringing tangible hope in every rising sun in the future of Africa. What better way?|