Mbira Grace Christian Secondary School
Project Needing Funds:
Building of four classrooms for high school, administration and library space
Still needed: $40,000
Volunteer labour, feeding workers, and bricks
G.R.A.C.E. Christian School is located on the large rural property of the G.R.A.C.E. Project in the village of Mbira, about 10 km from the town of Masaka in southern Uganda. The school started in 2007 and currently serves 200 students from pre-Kindergarten through the first year of high school. Eighty of the students are orphans and board at the school, where they are cared for by the Uganda leader of the project, assisted by missionaries from North America.
The school is operated by the G.R.A.C.E. Project, a Christian organization working with the Baptist churches of Uganda to help street children and orphans by providing education and family training. Apart from the school, the property accommodates a church, orphan homes, staff housing, and a demonstration farm.
Presently the school has one primary classroom block, a library and a couple of high school classrooms. More permanent classrooms are needed for the high school students.
In March 2015, representatives of Classrooms for Africa visited the school, met with the leaders and toured the property. They were impressed by the efforts that are being made to serve the students and surrounding community, but it was clear that there is a shortage of permanent classroom space.
Mbira Village, Masaka District, Uganda