30% of Ugandans over the age of 15 are illiterate. In an effort to reduce this number, P4A builds schools, donates supplies, provides money to train new teachers and sends students to African Universities. .
The Amazon School in Lugala has a new name, El Shadai. It was voted on by the parents and community members. It has currently opened for it's Spring term and and is SELF-SUSTAINING! The communutiy is supporting its school. Way to go! P4A would like to help them set up a scholarship program to allow the poorest members of the community to attend school. Tuition, supplies, food and a uniform cost about $40 per semester $120 per year. Please let us know if you would like to sponsor a child.
We visited the Buckley Deaf School in Iganga and got to see Sharon Adong! She’s doing well and thanks to retired Pioneer Central teacher donors, we were able to pay $160 on her fees. Later at Lugala, we met nine year old Robinah Nandela and her Mama, Wildfred Nakasa. Just like Sharon two years ago, Robinah has never attended school and is totally deaf. We’re looking for a donor to support her at about $700 per year.