Weʼre raising £20,000 to build four classrooms and two boarding houses for 100 disadvantaged children aged 7-13 at Mulianga School in Kyaggwe, Uganda.
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Millions of disadvantaged children in South Sudan are unable to read and write. Over fifty years of civil war has left them separated from their families and without access to basic education or shelter. In fact, many have had no choice but to abandon their homes in search of safety and better opportunities. Today, they mostly live in refugee camps south of the border in Uganda and other settlements.
The Joseph Lagu Foundation wants to make a difference. We already work in partnership with local aid organisations to provide food and shelter for impoverished children. But this time, we’re going a step further and opening our first ever boarding school, Mulianga School, for 7-13 year olds.
Based in Kyaggwe, Uganda, the school will provide lessons in basic maths, English and science. It will also include geography, history, sports, arts and music on the curriculum. This will enable children to build well-rounded skills and the knowledge required for further study or employment, in an environment that’s safe, giving them a chance at a better life. Furthermore, with future plans to expand to a secondary school including additional dormitories, Mulianga will also provide a roof over their heads and somewhere for these children to call home all the way to adulthood.
But that's not all. Mulianga School also welcomes disadvantaged children from the local community. It will employ teachers, caretakers, kitchen staff, ground maintenance workers and others from the surrounding area to support the Kyaggwe economy.
The donations you provide will be used to complete the build of the school. Phase 1 of the development includes four classrooms and two dormitories for 100 children.
I come from South Sudan and have faced similar experiences in my childhood. An early education in Uganda has given me the foundation to go to university, build a successful career, become self-sufficient and give back to the community. Other children need the same opportunities - Martina Yanga, Trustee, Joseph Lagu Foundation."
Please donate and help the Joseph Lagu Foundation support disadvantaged children from South Sudan and Uganda, empower community development and alleviate poverty.
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- 6 months ago
Martina Lagu Yanga6 months ago
Thank you for your generous donation for the School building. This week we have hit 2% of our target. God is good.. We are doing great. God bless you all and add to you 100 fold. Together we will put a smile on the faces of many children for years to come. More update next week.
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Jul 15, 2018
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Jun 25, 2018
Well done for starting the journey towards making a difference
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Jun 10, 2018
All the best for this wonderful school x
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Jun 4, 2018
Well done Martina. This noble work and May God continue to guide you
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