Amazing Grace Orphanage School
Status: Phase one complete. Phase two under construction.
PhaSe three awaiting funds.
Amazing Grace Orphanage School is located in the village of Kikerege in the Luweero District of Uganda. The existing buildings are situated on 1 acre of land owned by the school. In addition the school has purchased 2.5 acres adjacent to the school for sports fields and to grow food for the children and their outreach program.
The school was started in 2004 by the Remnants Haven Ministries which has a church ministry. The Pastor, Dickson Lubingo, is a teacher by profession and taught for several years before becoming a pastor. He found the children in the Luweero District to be lacking in basic education with very little exposure to Christian education. Amazing Grace School is registered by the Ugandan Ministry of Education. It has an enrolment of approximately 200 students in Kindergarten through Grade 7. All the students are from extremely poor homes and many are orphaned. The existing school buildings consisted of worn out wood sheds and tin shackes until In 2013 a school in Saskatchewan, Canada, decided to attempt to provide some permanent classrooms for the school and began a fund-raising campaign. Their efforts produced enough funds to start building two classrooms in September 2013. The project manager in Uganda worked very hard to ensure the classrooms were built and by the start of the 2014 school year, they were completed, ready for occupation by the students! Thank you Canadian school community! PS: this same school is currently raising funds to build two more classrooms for the school in 2014zz
Building applied for
Application was made to Classrooms for Africa for a grant to help fund the building of a five more permanent classrooms so that all the children can be accommodated more comfortably. These can be build in two or three block units. Construction materials will be bricks, tin roofing, cement, metal and wood.
The project cost is expected to be $10,000 per classroom. The community will help by making and donating bricks and labour.
Funds will be disbursed by Classrooms for Africa's representative in Uganda who will also track the project and provide updates.