Saving Uganda's Lions and People!

My name is Michael Schwartz. With field experience in Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa since 2005, my passion is Africa's diverse cultures, poverty reduction, sustainable development, conservation, and helping augment education and employment opportunities for people. 

As of 2014, I've partnered with a Ugandan colleague in the hopes of assisting an education project for children living in the Buikwe District of Uganda. We call this project the Child Uganda Initiative.

The Child Uganda Initiative

Years ago, two Ugandan parents saw an urgent need for better access to education for the children living in Sanganzira, a village just off the coast of Lake Victoria. Setting aside what little they had, the Sanganzira Primary School was officially established.

Little did these parents know at the time, but one of the school's first students would go on to major in tourism at Kampala's Makerere University. After graduating, that student, Moses Konde, became the Managing Director of Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Ltd. Shortly thereafter, he devised a way to give back to the community that had given him so much. He began using a portion of his tourism revenue to donate to the children of his home village.

Today, the Sanganzira Primary School hosts between 200 and 300 students, many of whom are orphans. There is a desperate need for an upgrade to the building's infrastructure, school materials (paper, pens, pencils, chalk, etc.), and offices for teachers and other faculty. Other items needed include shoes, sports wear, school bags, and tuition fees.

Make a Donation to the Village

By becoming a sponsor, you are helping reduce poverty, improve livelihoods, and promoting sustainable development in Africa. We hope you would consider making a donation to one of our following programs: education improvement, health and wellness, construction of a village borehole, school power generation, and widow/women/youth income generating activities such as jewelry design, pottery, and other arts and crafts accessories.

Value of your donation to Uganda Primary School Students:

$20 USD – tuition fee per term ($60 USD per year)
$30 USD – school food per term ($90 USD per year)
$15 USD – Breakfast per term ($45 USD per year)
$10 USD – stationary per term ($30 USD per year)
$10 USD – for a pair of shoes for a year and more
$50 USD – computer contribution (for 30 computers) for Sanganzira Primary School *Future Project*
$15 USD – cost of a sow (female pig) for 1 family for income generation ($120 USD supports 10 families)

Please consider donating to what we believe is a worthwhile cause.

Thanks for reading and we hope you'll contribute!


Michael Schwartz
Albany, NY

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