The opportunity has presented itself to return to Uganda in the coming weeks to continue work on the project I assisted with in the master planning stages in January 2016 with Engineering Ministries International (eMi). The team I’m committed to join is departing on August 24th on a 16-day mission to complete the conceptual building plans and infrastructure plans for the Primary School for Hope Alive! (http://www.hopealiveafrica.org
). Hope Alive! owns three parcels of land (27 acres, 1 acre, 6 acres) in Lajwatek. The goal is to use the first two parcels to build a primary school, with a focus on agriculture and with an attached Community Resource Centre (to be used for such things as adult literacy and community health programs, as well as being a place where those involved in agriculture can research answers to problems confronting them). The third parcel will be used for forestry to harvest firewood for the school’s kitchen.
The trip cost as a project volunteer is approximately $2,700. My goal is to raise $3,000 to be able to donate the additional funds to HopeAlive! and eMi, this specific project.