At the start of 2020 we have 3 main projects underway and one which we hope to start.
2020 marks the 25th year of the charity.
Firstly the Scholarship programme; The academic year started with 66 active scholarships out of the 124 we have funded over the years (58 have completed). 57 are at primary or secondary school and 9 are at further education/university.
The second big project is at Good Shepherd School for children with special needs. It has always been a challenge to help the school to achieve financial sustainability which we believe is really vital for all our projects. Without this so many great ideas die when the funders can no longer provide the money. With help from one of our most generous supporters we have started a £27,000 agricultural project near Fort Portal. When fully operational in about 3 years time this will not only provide substantially improved food supply to the 160 to 200 at the school but also generate cash to help pay running costs. The land has been purchased and we will keep you up to date as things develop.
The third project is the build of St Francis de Sales Nursery School for deaf children. Land was purchased by our partners the Jinja Organisation of Parents of Deaf Children and work has started. We visited the site in December and now the building is progressing very quickly. The school will take up to 100 children with full dormitory accommodation because children will come from quite distant places.
The other project yet to start will be dormitory accommodation at Little Shepherd School at Rtunguru.
If you or anyone you know might like to sponsor a student do please let us know.