What we do
Near Mbale there’s a slum area called Namatala, where Internally-displaced Persons (IDPs) from the north – mostly people from the formerly-opposing Karamajong and Tesso tribes – struggle to make ends meet.
Since February 2008, we have run a nursery school with free places for desperately poor kids from the slum. After building and opening our own nursery and primary school in February 2011, we opened a second floor to the premises in the heart of the slum in February 2013. It provides free education for around 310 nursery and primary children from the poorest families in Namatala, and will expand to eventually take 600 children. A further five children are sponsored at state primary and secondary schools.
As part of our support to the children with whom we are working, we provide them with free healthcare and medical services, bathing soap and other personal items, and shoes and clothes. We also provide them with sleeping mats, blankets and mosquito nets. We have built 12 pit latrines in the community and carried out various repairs works on accommodations. We also provide practical teaching on health issues and have carried out a health outreach to the entire community.
Food and drink
All of the children at our Nursery School are provided with a breakfast. We also provide a cooked meal at lunch time to all of the children that we are supporting at Primary School and those children at Nursery School who are especially needy.
Social and economic
We carry out regular home visits on all our children. We also provide business training to their parents, provide business start-up grants, provide business mentoring and run a savings scheme.
We provide the children at school with spiritual nourishment, through telling them of God's love for them, encouragement, nurture, worship and daily prayer.
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