Our Biggest Project In Our History...
When conditions change, we addapt. But, are now on track to change generations of lives...
We began fundraising for this project back in 2016, and
then, due to concerns with security, and changes in immediate needs brought about by drought, the project was adapted to begin vocational farming, but the building construction were put on hold, while another well and rain gathering/water storage tank were constructed.
Adapting and modifying is the benchmark of how the Buyijja Village school has survived through innumerable challenges. And now, we are ready to move forward for our most ambitious project to date.
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.
You can find out more about this project at:
Thank you for your support!
Friends of Buyijja - Director