September 6, 2022
Greetings to all who have faithfully contributed to support the Bright Future Nursery and Primary School and Mubaku Village in Uganda during these difficult times. It has been a while since you heard from us, but be assured that we are working diligently to better the lives of the children of Mubaku. Last semester 223 students attended the school, the highest number since the school’s inception. Of those students, 183 sat for exams and progressed to the next level. Unfortunately, 40 students were not able to continue their studies, as their parents were unable to pay the $50 USD per year school fees.
The new semester started this week. We currently have 87 boys and 96 girls in attendance. As you know, an important part of our mission is to promote the education of girls, which is not given priority amongst families in Uganda. It is very rewarding to see how many girl students are enrolled now. This is due in large part to the generous sponsorships from people like you. Thirty of the students are living at school in our makeshift dorm. These include orphans, children at risk, and students who would otherwise have to travel far to attend.
As you may recall from our last newsletter, the community’s top priority for the school is to build a permanent dorm. Construction has been underway for the past year, and the building is about half complete. The next phase includes roofing, plaster, and floors as well as building a latrine. The cost to complete the dorm is approximately $7,700 USD and the latrine is $3,700 USD. The roofing is the top priority, as the plastering can be done later as additional funds are raised.
We are very excited to announce that Charles and his wife Dona will be journeying to California in February. This is Charles’s second trip, but it is the first time for Dona. During their visit, they will be hosting several gatherings to discuss the school, life in Mubaku village, and tourist travel in Uganda. We will announce the exact dates and locations as soon as we have solidified the plans. We hope many of you are able to join us, as both Charles and Dona’s love and enthusiasm for their people, as well as their warm smiles, are infectious and inspiring. UPDATE: Dona will not be able to come.
We have come so far from very humble beginnings. There is still much to do. Please consider donating to the dorm project or sponsoring a child by visiting our website:https://mubakuschool.
We want to take a moment to once again thank all of you who have opened your hearts(and wallets) to help so many in need. It is through these little acts of love and kindness that we can change the world.