Lot of projects have been completed over the last year. Take a video tour to see the school with its new school kitchen, new fence & gate and the well in action. Projects on the horizon or being completed now are the school medical clinic (completion Feb 2019) and a dormitory (completion July 2020). Take a video tour of the school here.
Press the Donate Now button to see how you can help. Whether it is for a school library, water purification or new schoolyard benches – we think there will be something that peaks your interest. We have been busy in the early part of 2017 meeting and planning for our trip to Uganda this August.
The students from Gerry Luton’s classes at the UVIC English Language Center chose PODA for their Charity Project. Their fundraising bake sale earned an amazing $1,100.10 – thank you to everyone. Since 2002 these classes have been supporting a variety of charities. Click here to find out more about this initiative.
The students are visiting from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Mexico, Colombia, Panama & Brazil. It is impressive that while studying in Canada they are also helping to support students in rural Uganda.
We had a very successful Christmas campaign – our tally was 23 lanterns, 22 beds, 15 goats, & 13 nets. Thank you PODA supporters! Our first priority was to order the beds to be ready for the beginning of the school year (late February).
When we travel to Uganda in July we will be purchasing the solar lanterns as well as the goats. We are still fundraising for additional beds & nets, you can make a donation here.
School Latrine Upgrade
Staff and students at the school identified latrines as a priority project in 2014. PODA funded this project. Materials and labor were sourced locally to construct a new “six-stand” latrine – that’s right, no seats!. In 2015 we will be raising funds to add a shower room and a laundry room.
Barb is off to Portland the last week of January to do a presentation to West Union Elementary School.