It has been a busy time for the World in Need team in Central Uganda, led by Albert the global family leader for that area. The Marantha school, run by Madamme Gertrude, has been government inspected and authorised to open again after months of closure. WIN managed to pay the staff through much of the lockdown and they continued to teach the children remotely.
Thanks to WIN fundraising, Albert has been able to continue to provide food of both meat and vegetables to all staff and children, whether they are at school or at home due to lockdown. His team have planted more maize, and now plan to add egg laying chickens to further supplement the food supply. So far there has been no need to apply for a government loan, as the donation level has enabled the school to continue running effectively.
Albert and the children feel blessed by how much has been achieved with thirty five children now back at the school, and numbers of children attending due to increase as the country begins to ease lockdown restrictions in a staggered process. Ongoing prayer is needed for one of the children in the project, Disan, who is very sick in hospital, but there have been no cases of Covid to date within the school.
WIN has funded construction of a school kitchen, which is now operational, and the next stage of the plan is for more classrooms. Albert says that “equipping his country’s young people with a solid education rooted in Jesus is the best future they could possibly have”.
WIN has also sent funding for school renovations, and Albert is delighted to report that 80% of the work has now been carried out, despite losing builders for a few days to work on other projects. All that remains now is painting, and carrying out the official registration of the school with the authorities, but Albert has been assured the school inspection and report will achieve this to an excellent standard.
Thanks to all our donors again for their support.