Matale, Uganda – Exchange trip & Girls Dormitory Project Update.
It has been quite some time & we thought we could share some amazing updates over the last few months with our Matale, Uganda projects.
First, we thank the Southridge High School students and parents for the warm welcome of the Matale Student Ambassadors and St. Andrews S.S. School’s first female Head Teacher, Judith Naluyima. They highly enjoyed the cultural exchange trip and took away so many lessons that will now be shared with colleagues back in Matale, Uganda.
Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome and reception especially from our host families, the Harambee center board (Dave, Jeremiah, Grace, Yvette, & Jodie), & my family, Mr. Tom Lwebuga, Mrs. Kendra Lwebuga, & Noela Painter. Mwebale nnyo.
Girls Dormitory: We are very pleased to update you that the much-anticipated Girls’ Dormitory is progressing well. The next stage of construction is the roof which should start in the next couple weeks. This effort has been an amazing journey for all of us: a 10-year vision, 6-year fundraising effort, hundreds of donors and many planning hours later, we are getting closer to completion.
We are so very grateful: to you, our donors, and to our partners on the ground in Uganda, led by the school administration and the Board of Directors who have worked tirelessly to get us to this juncture. They say that a photo speaks a thousand words. As such, please enjoy the few progress photos below documenting the stage of construction as of end of January 2018. With your generous gift, the work has moved forward to create safe housing conditions for vulnerable girls in the community. As we approach the grand opening of the Girls Dorm, the Harambee team is excited to launch Adopt-A-Bed campaign and ensure that the girls residing in the Girls Dormitory have bed frames, and necessary bedding materials such as mattresses, sheets, pillows, and school kits.
As 2018, continues, we kindly request that you continue to include the Girls’ Dorm Project in your 2018 giving; while we have started construction, due to material price increases, we will need more funding in order to complete and fully furnish the dormitory. Together we continue to change lives and make an impact that will last for generations! Donate Today by clicking on the link below!
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Mwebale nnyo (thank you) for the continued support.