Friday, September 24, 2010

Uganda: Rural Education


Approximately 90 kilometers east of Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, are the Buvuma Islands, a chain of over 50 islands in Lake Victoria. WGM Uganda first arrived on Buvuma in 1999. Most adults living on the island are illiterate and cannot speak English, Uganda’s official language.

WGM Uganda discovered that those living on the island did not have the same access to educational and health facilities as the people on the mainland. Because of this, WGM Uganda started Kikongo Primary School on the Buvuma Islands with the purpose of providing a quality primary education in a Christian atmosphere for children in this remote area of the country. Currently, 250 children, including 100 orphans, attend Kikongo Primary School. These students are in first through seventh grades and vary in age from 5 to 15.

A $12-per-month donation will provide an orphan with a good education, a loving Christian environment, textbooks, and school lunches. Give kids hope and a chance to hear the gospel. By mailing a check for $144, you will sponsor a Ugandan orphan for an entire year. Please write account # 23340-CALL on the memo line of your check.

To learn more about the Concert of Prayer visit the WGM website at www.wgm.org/call.
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