If this grant is matched the hopes and dreams of many Ugandan children will be met this holiday season!
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) November 27, 2017
For children living in extreme poverty in Uganda an education is their only ticket out of poverty. Without a building the education they desperately need is not possible. A school building means hope for their future.
Recently many Ugandan children in several school locations have had their hopes for a safe and quality education dashed as their school buildings have crumbled due to termite and storm damage. The schools built over 20 years ago, were made from mud and sticks and had slowly been eroded by termites. When recent storms blew through their areas, two roofs were ripped off the already compromised structures and endangered the lives of the children and teachers even further.
The education provided has received the highest excellence award recognized by the country of Uganda. Graduates had gone from extreme poverty to leading productive lives as contributing members of society. Some students were even becoming doctors, nurses, teachers, lawyers and pilots.
But now without a safe structure the hopes of the young children are eroding. Their school was condemned by the government and without the financial means to rebuild there is no place to meet. Even the prior structures require children to gather on dirt floors. While being exposed to the environment and endure painful jigger bites the children have desperately been trying to continue their education.
ServeNow has already built five new school buildings in Uganda in the past four years. However, there is a need for a total of 34 additional school buildings among a network of eight school locations spread out across Uganda. ServeNow is partnering with the school system to assist in the education of over 4,000 orphan and underprivileged children. The new buildings are being constructed according to regulations with concrete floors and brick walls. The buildings are also being equipped with proper school benches, desks and lighting.
The president of ServeNow, Ben Foley, stated, "I will be traveling to Uganda in early December and hope to announce, on location with the hundreds of children present, the building of this new School. If this grant is matched the hopes and dreams of many Ugandan children will be met this holiday season!"
If you would like to be a part of making this a reality for these children by contributing towards this matching grant opportunity, you can donate online here: https://weservenow.org/donate/uganda-school-buildings/.
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About ServeNow: "Serving people in need by caring for orphans, widows, underprivileged children and youth as well as equipping the church for greater fulfillment of its ministry, and providing humanitarian assistance where needed.”