Our vision is to create sustainable and lasting impact for this rural community. We hope to bring people together to work towards building a safe and healthy environment for children and families for years to come.
We have partnered with Pastors Michael and Sharon Kamya, Founders of Rapha Mt. Olive Fellowship Ministries in Bugembe. They work with local schools, farmers, nurses and doctors to identify key areas of need and how best to organize local and outside support. Through our work on the ground, it's become clear that there are 3 key areas that require focus and development; education, sustainable agriculture and health.
Children who are not in school are at risk of human trafficking, starvation and disease. School keeps kids off the streets, fed a meal each day and focuses on personal hygiene, skills to survive and thrive and become positive contributors to their communities.
All children who are sponsored through our program, complete examinations through the UGANDA NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS BOARD.
There are currently 50 children enrolled to attend primary and 11 students enrolled in secondary schools. Each sponsored child receives a home visit and needs assessment.
Children attend the school closest to their home and walk in groups for safety. No child is taken from their home. We do not support orphanages.
Primary school (Kindergarten-7) - 1 child $ 40/per term - 3 terms / year
Secondary school (High School) - 1 child $ 120/per term - 3 terms/ year
VOCATIONAL TRAINING & AWARDS
The Bruce and Lorraine Macpherson Rotary Guelph Trillium Bursary for $ 500 CAD is awarded once a year to support older students wishing to pursue higher education. Past Beneficiaries include:
2022 - Jacky Nakanda - Catering and Hospitality, Monica Vocational Institute
2021 - Isaac Kitamirike - Medical Laboratory Techniques, Bugembe Institute of Health Sciences
2020 - Huldah Musasizi - Purchasing & Supplies Management YMCA College of Business Studies, Jinja
2019 - Wotari Mwajuma - Early Childhood Education, Tubalera Vocational Training Institute, Jinja
Vocational Skills Training - 1 student - $ 750/per term x 2 terms / year
Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security
We encourage sustainable projects that involve the hard working individuals of the local community. We believe in team work and helping each other, which brings out value and meaning in each of our lives. A few of the projects we've been involved in include:
- Investing in land and planting of maize that is milled for flour, consumed for porridge and posho meals.
- Hiring of local farmers to harvest crops of maize, beans and matoke
- Feeding programs run by volunteers in the community for orphaned children and those in need.
Healthy people make healthy communities. Some of the areas we help support within the rural community of Bugembe, include:
- Fresh water tap
- Medical Station that provides basic first aid and medical care
- Feminine Hygiene training, including how to make reusable sanitary pads through Sewing programs.
- Jigger Eradication Clinics (a sand flea that lays eggs inside a person's feet or hands)
Population: Uganda has one of the largest populations of young people in the world with 48.47% of Uganda’s population in the 0-14 year-old age group
Demographic: Children are the single largest demographic group living in poverty in Uganda.
Sponsor a child to go to school and give an entire family hope for a brighter future or invest in sustainable agriculture and help feed communities.
Stephanie and Dennis Devey have been involved in works in Uganda since 2010.
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Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security
We encourage sustainable projects that involve the hard working individuals of the local community. We believe in team work and helping each other, which brings out value and meaning in each of our lives.
We are currently seeking donations in planting harvests of matoke (plantains), sweet potatoes, maize and beans.
Education = Hope
Children who are not in school are at risk of human trafficking, starvation and disease. School keeps kids off the streets and fed a meal each day. Thank you for providing hope for a brighter future for a child and family.
Primary - $ 40 per term - 3 terms per year
Secondary - $ 120/ per term - 3 terms per year
Vocational Skills - $ 750 per term - 2 terms
Young women and girls learn to sew with formal training from a local tailor and mentorship on hygiene and sexual health from a nurse and pastor Sharon.
Help provide access to clean, safe drinking water. This tap was installed at a monitored location and is available to the community as needed. Your donations will help with the monthly costs.
Goats provide milk and protein. They are a gift that helps a family survive and thrive. A goat can be difficult to find and costs $ 50.