Starlight Family Charity School Guardians
For 8 years Starlight Family Charity Organisation has provided free education to children from impoverished families in rural Uganda. However meeting the regular running costs has been a struggle for director Lukyamuzi James so much so that the school is currently under threat of closure. Over the years the school has benefited the children by providing a wide range of classes including craft, cultural activities, sports, reading, writing, English, personal hygiene and land based education. Furthermore the children are provided with a meal during the school day which they may otherwise not have had. The work of James and the other volunteers has been warmly received and supported over the years by friends from all over the world. However to keep the school running regular funding is required. To continue enhancing the lives of these children we are seeking 200 guardians who can join together and donate £5.55 each month. This will meet the regular school running costs and allow you to have a positive impact on the lives of over 100 children in need.
Update November, 2020
Whilst the school has been closed due to the coronavirus situation in Uganda your donations have been helping the children in the children's home and some of the pupils from our top class receive tutoring. We will now be using donations towards making the school COVID ready so we can open in the new year. We appreciate your support.
Update February 2021
Recently it has been a difficult time in Uganda because of restriction relating to the Covid pandemic with many of the population not even able to secure basic necessities such as food. Education is suffering too with many schools in debt and many pupils having dropped out during the closures. The education of girls in particular is being damaged as many were married off or became pregnant since the closure. Gradually schools are being allowed to reopen for some pupils but only if hygiene and covid security measures are implemented adding to the financial burden of running the schools. It is predicted that illiteracy levels are going to rise as many children are being denied the chance to attend school. As well as our running costs we seek your support to implement the covid security measures that are needed before the school is allowed to reopen. Some of these measures are one off costs such as fencing the school compound and some are costs that we will need to meet regularly such as a weekly nurses visit. We are keen to reopen the school as many children in our rural location, who would not otherwise be able to access primary level education, have benefited from Starlight Family school.
To see more about the school please visit the Starlight Family website: http://starlightfamily.org/about/school/ and http://starlightfamily.org/about/school/starlight-school-guardians/ For regular Starlight Family news like our FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/StarlightFamilyKibogaUganda/ If you are unable to make a monthly donation of this amount but would still like to support us please visit our PayPal page directly paypal.me/StarlightFamily If you are unable to support us financially we appreciate you taking the time to share this project on social media or directly with friends, family and colleagues.