3 CURRENT FUND RAISERS
The Real Uganda doesn’t encourage the sponsorship or direct support of individuals, but rather raises funds to support programs that benefit schools, communities, or women’s groups. This enables us to manage lump-sum donations and promote sustainable activities on a consistent and on-going basis. If you’d like to help us, but don’t have time to volunteer, please consider sending a little cash to help out our projects!
Any one wishing to donate will receive a full accounting, including photos, of how the funds were used.
A list of good works accomplished since 2005 is shown at the bottom.
1. NALUSSE SUCCESS PRIMARY HOT LUNCH PROGRAM
Since February 2008, The Real Uganda has provided a hot lunch for 120 students and 9 teachers at Nalusse Success Primary School in Mukono Town. Getting a hot lunch is very important to these needy kids as they often come to school without breakfast. The school day lasts from 8am to 4pm.
Before the hot lunch program became free many kids ate only a small dry bun for lunch. They are now served rice or a cornmeal-like cake (posho) with beans. Sometimes, there’s even a little cabbage. As a result, students are energetic and able to learn better. This program is contributing to their personal development and to the development of Uganda in the long run. The annual budget is about $3,900 – which includes all food, cooking oil, salt, charcoal and a small stipend for the cook.
2. RURAL INCOME GENERATION PROJECT
The Real Uganda is currently raising funds for its partner projects to start small scale income generation, through animal rearing. Please consider buying a pig, goat, cow, or chicken. Prices and needs change over time, so contact us if you are interested to hear what we’re focusing on at any given time.
In the past we’ve started a goat farm for a primary school (21 goats plus structure), a piggery for an elderly woman who runs a children’s day centre (3 pigs plus structure), given 8 pregnant cows to a rural women’s group to be raised individually, and 9 pigs to another rural community group to raise communally.
All beneficiaries are given training, must provide an animal shelter, and show they can care for the animals before they are chosen to receive. Depending on the budget, an animal can be given away to an individual or a number of animals can be given to a community group.
Costs will vary, but a donation as little as $50 can really boost a single mother or out of school youth toward financial independence.
3. TEACHER SALARY FUND
A major challenge for many rural schools in Uganda is hiring and keeping skilled teachers. Staff retention is low due to lack of funds for consistent or adequate salaries. Students suffer as a result.
Since 2006, The Real Uganda has raised funds to help pay teacher salaries at some of its partner schools. A $200 contribution toward a particular school would pay a teacher’s salary for a 3 month school term and go a long way toward providing quality education to needy children.
Bought a motorcycle for Uganda Skateboard Union in 2006
Sponsored 1 man through a university degree, sponsored 14 students through “O” level education
Purchased over 30 mattresses and blankets for Jim Education Centre in 2006
Currently support a handicraft program to benefit five local women’s groups, which has jewelry, handbags, and other handicrafts for sale and a t-shirt program that benefits another women’s organization since 2007.
Built a goat farm for Johnson Nkosi Primary School in 2010
Built a piggery for Passionate Child and Elderly Care in 2010
Given away 8 pregnant cows to YOFAFO’s women’s group from 2011 to 2012
Gave out 9 pigs for 3 community groups in conjunction with Volunteer Support Network in 2012
Built a clinic at Hope for Africa Children’s Village in 2012
Built a kitchen for Hope for Africa Children’s Village in 2013
Purchased 2 plots of land (50’x100′) for Christian Heritage Centre in 2013
Sent a community leader on an organic agriculture course in 2014
Gave out seed funds to start a micro-loan program with Hopeline Organization’s women’s groups in 2014
Held a re-useable menstrual pad workshop for Hopeline Organization’s women’s groups in 2014
Replaced damaged roofing and all subjects of Nursery to P7 textbooks at Nalusse Success Primary after a major storm destroyed buildings and property in 2014
Built numerous classrooms, latrines, and staff houses for community based organizations and schools between 2006 and 2015
Bought a car for Hopeline Organization in 2015
Purchased land for Volunteer Support Network in 2015
Purchased land for Christian Heritage Centre teacher housing in 2016
Helped fund handicraft income generation programs at Lugacraft, Hopeline Organization, and Grace Daycare in 2016
Bought 2 sewing machines for Hopeline Organization’s women’s empowerment groups in 2016
Renovated teacher housing for Hopeland Junior School, Kitoola in 2016
Rebuilt a crumbling classroom block for Nalusse Success Primary School in 2017