Dear Friends and Supporters of Matale, We hope this update finds you and yours happy and healthy. We have been busy working with the leadership team at St. Andrews to kick-off the girls’ dormitory construction in 2016, currently planned for May 2016. We are excited about it and do look forward to sharing the construction […]
MATALE, UGANDA - GIRLS DORMITORY PROJECT
Rakai District in Southern Uganda is the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in this country, resulting in large numbers of orphans, including young girls. Many young girls walk 3-6 miles to and from school every day, which poses a safety risk. When they arrive home they typically have many chores to finish before they can settle down to studies, and if chores are finished late, the lack of electricity in most homes poses an additional challenge to finishing homework.
The building of a dormitory on the school campus at St. Andrews S.S.S Matale will reduce the safety risks of walking to and from school, allow young girls the opportunity to focus on their studies and academic success, and cultivate leadership potential in them, which will be beneficial to them, their families and the community. Living in the dorm will give the girls of Matale a chance to compete with students from more privileged families and help set them on a path to success in their lives.
The 300 girls living in the dormitory will study and learn in a safe and nurturing environment, focus on their academic success, improve academic performance, enhance their chances of pursuing higher education, cultivate leadership skills, and ultimately unleash their potential by participating in the economic and civic affairs of the community at large.
In 2013 Harambee will help to finance construction of a basement floor for a girls' dormitory at St. Andrews Matale Secondary School. The dorm will house 300 secondary school girls - including some orphans – and help to create a safer and more nurturing school environment and enhance girls’ chances of academic success.
By Noela Nalujjuna, Harambee Centre Board Chair. From the St. Andrews S.S.S. community. Girls’ dormitory at St. Andrews Secondary School in Uganda will soon be a reality! It is with great privilege and a grateful heart, that I write this update to you, our dear ZoomUganda and Harambee Centre supporters. First, the joyful news. On behalf […]
We hope this update finds you and yours happy and healthy. We have been busy planning the first ever ZoomUganda 5K Fun run/walk to take place on International Day of the Girl: October 11, 2014! We are thrilled to do something active with our community of supporters here in Oregon, while at the same time […]
Beaverton, Oregon Join us at Nike Campus – Beaverton, Oregon for a 5k Fun Run on October 11 to help raise money for the Girls’ Dormitory Construction project in Matale, Uganda. The run is open to anyone and the entry fee is $40 (which is a donation to the project). You can sign up to […]
The ZoomUganda team and Harambee Centre wish you a happy summer! Wherever it finds you, we hope you are getting time to recharge for the second half of 2014. We have great news to share. We started off the year with the goal of raising $10,000 towards building the Girls’ Dorm. As of writing this update, […]
Happy Spring in the Northern Hemisphere – from the girls and young women of St. Andrews Senior Secondary School, Matale Uganda. ZoomUganda and the Harambee Centre with the girls of Matale wish you a Happy Spring. As we celebrate the start of spring 2014, we are filled with gratitude for your generosity to the community of […]