School for vulnerable children

Please help Lilian to continue building her school for vulnerable children and avoid being closed down! Any amount you can afford to give is deeply appreciated.

Five years ago Lilian quit her job as a teacher to start her own kindergarten in Gayaza, a small village outside of Kampala, Uganda. She saw that many children in the village were picking up scraps on the side of the road instead of being able to go to school and wanted to do something about it! The kindergarten was made up entirely of children who were orphans, living with HIV/AIDS, or had parents who were unable to afford the fees to send them to school. Since then, her school has grown to 200 students and includes baby class (preschool) and primary school (up to grade 6).

As a further testimony to who Lilian is, she couldn't stand to see that many of her children left school at the end of the day with nowhere to go. So, she created a dormitory on the school grounds to provide home and shelter for all students who were not fortunate enough to have anywhere to sleep at night. There are now close to 50 kids in the dormitory, which she looks after. More than just a caretaker, Lilian has taken on the role as nurse (providing medicine to those who need it) and chef, ensuring the kids have food every day.

Even without charging school fees, Lilian provides an unparalleled experience to an incredible group of students that is changing their lives forever. In order to finance the school, Lilian came up with the idea to sell crafts and bricks, which are made at the school. Community Microfinance, the organization I am working for in Uganda, has financed some of these smaller projects. However, Lilian now needs more money than Community Microfinance can provide to her.

As per government regulations, the kindergarten and primary school must be in separate classroom locations and separate from where the children sleep. This means that Lilian needs to purchase the plot of land next to hers and build more classrooms in order to keep the school from being shut down.

All donations will go directly to Lilian and this project and help her to continue providing education to over 200 vulnerable children who will otherwise not have any access to education.

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Melissa Miles 
Stamford, CT