The staff in Kibaale have been very busy over the last couple weeks giving out all of the special gifts that have been so generously purchased for the students and their families over the Christmas season.
Every Donation of $10 or more will receive a charitable tax donation receipt.
100% of your gift goes directly to Kibaale.
Special Gifts can be given throughout the year. You can designate them to a specific child or mark it for "where most needed". You can designate a special gift to a child or give a $ amount to "items most Needed" and our Kibaale staff will purchase the necessary items. Donate now on-line through our website using PayPal!!
Last week we got some really cute video of these two Primary classes singing a few songs!! You can see some of the video, pictures, and an update on the projects going on in Kibaale at the Dessert Night held at Pacific Academy School this evening!! Click HERE for details.
A few of the girls in the catering program in Kibaale.
The vocation program in Kibaale is over two years and the students study in catering, carpentry or tailoring; they also have english studies. We currently have 18 vocational students that are in need of sponsors. It is $35(CDN) per month and EVERY cent goes directly to the students education or medical expenses!!
You can see the students at www.kibaale.net. Here are a couple off the website that you can see right now!!
Name: Kayinga Joseph
Born: March 11, 1996
Class: Vocational Carpentry 1st Year
Favorite Activity: Soccer
Chores: Digging in the garden
Family: Joseph lives with his Grandparents. He has 4 sisters and 1 brother. Joseph's parents both passed away. His Grandparents are quite old and are unable to support Joseph and his siblings. They are unable to pay for his school fees.
Name: Nabyeganja Margret
Born: August 8, 1995
Class: Vocational Catering 1st Year
Favorite Activity: Netball
Chores: Digging in the garden
Family: Margret lives with both of her parents. She has 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Margret's parents farm on their land, but the land they have is very small and does not produce much money. It is their only source of income and it is not to care for their large family.
We have received our first harvest from our Tilapia Farm and will be selling the fish locally!! The staff and students were very excited to use this as a field trip for the kids and teach the students about fish and farming!!
We are very excited to introduce Ochulu Peter as the new director of the Kibaale Community Centre!! Peter has been working in Kibaale for the past 13 years, filling roles like headmaster and principal, and is now the first Ugandan director. He is doing a great job so far and loves this new role. Please keep him in your prayers during this time of transition!
Dennis is in one of our Kindergarten classes. He is one of the sweetest little boys in Kibaale, always greeting you with a wave and big smile!
Both of his parents are HIV positive and are very weak, they are unable to work. His family was so thankful when they received "Maize Flour" as a special gift. Maize flour is a staple food in Uganda, and for a family like Dennis' can last them 3 months!!
In the dry season many families struggle to provide enough food for their families which makes Maize Flour a great special gift!!
To see more about the special gifts you can buy for your sponsor child or a "where most needed" gift go to www.kibaale.net
We have not had a good rain in Kibaale for almost 2 months, it is already starting to feel like a very long dry season!! The kids are visiting the bore hole at the centre a lot more frequently these days!!