My training in my youth was better than this. Really.
I was trained to write a “Thank You Note” almost as soon as I received a gift. At Christmas, the marching orders from my Mom were, “You can’t play with your gift, until you write a thank you note!” That was pretty good motivation, unless it was socks, or a sweater from my Aunt in Illinois. But, you get it…
So…I SHOULD have written this last week…or, even the week before. But, as you might remember, all hell broke loose in our Krustylands. Nukes were tossed, and mayhem ensued. I got distracted…
But that is no excuse…and it is time to set the record straight!
In just a little over 3 weeks… 24 AMAZING ADDICTS donated for this round of school supplies and books for our adopted village school in Buyijja. Uganda. We met and exceeded our goal, just in time…as the kids came back to school on the 4th. The good news, is that they had testing for the first week, so Emma (Emanuel) our stalwart project manager had time to buy and deliver the books in time for classes to start yesterday. PHEW!!
There are some amazingly generous people out there. 24 of you rose to the call when we needed it, and I can’t thank you enough for your support, kind words, and generous hearts!
NOW…we are back to the Biggest Project in our History! One that will leave a lasting change for the better on our little school, today, and hopefully for generations to come. It is the project we started 60 days ago…to Build a Dormitory and Vocational School on the site of an existing outbuilding.
The school faces three distinct challenges that can be
solved with this project.
1. Temporary Boarding for Teachers and Students
who come from remote villages or are forced to remain
overnight due to inclement weather conditions. Due to
the success of the Buyijja Village School since regular
support for supplies and books began back in 2014, the
number of students has grown substantially, primarily
from under-served villages in the surrounding region.
As these children make the trip by foot, over miles of
jungle and open dirt roads, they often choose to spend
the night, rather than walk in darkness in the undeveloped, unsafe roads and trails that surround the school. Temporary boarding, with clean water, sanitary bathrooms, and solar lighting would provide a safe, if temporary alternative.
2. Vocational Education in Farming with a safe
and secure storage area for tools, seed, and processing area.
3. Sustainable Food Source that helps feed students
and teachers, while educating a generation of new farmers with responsible and sustainable agriculture practices.
This project will be done in three phases, the first of
which (Vocational Training and Farming) has already been started. Construction and remodeling of the existing building can be done in phases, with the addition of bathrooms, a well, and rain collection/storage tanks being added in the second stage. Final stage will include Solar lighting, and furnishing the dormitory area with beds, work tables,
and food preparation area.
JOIN THOSE WHO HAVE BECOME “FRIENDS OF BUYIJJA” With YOUR Donation today! EVERY DOLLAR CHANGES A LIFE!
We got off to a great start…and then stalled a bit…so lets get this project rolling!
Thank you for your support and generosity!
Why do we do it? BECAUSE WE CAN…
In a world full of conflict and selfishness…we give unconditionally to change lives. No government…no administration costs…every dollar goes right to work!
To those who will join us…I welcome you.
To those who consistently rise to show their support and generosity…there is only one thing to say…
Thank you, thank you, thank you!