Bugiri Primary & Secondary School
Bugiri is our most recent build and largest! Located near the Kenyan border, these communities' children are very susceptible to corruption, rape and human trafficking.
In an effort to institute and establish education within the communities, we purchased about three acres, and now own about five, with the hopes of a play field for them to run and play freely and safely.
A two story building is in the final construction phases and with the well water already installed, the community is full of joy and inspiration. The men and women of the locale have organized their own "PTA." The fabric we purchase makes their uniforms, the garden and farm animals we provide allow the ability to cook for the students each day, where most of them will receive
the only meal for that day. We provide medical expenses in cases of an emergency and for the young women who will not attend school when menstruating, reusable pad packages to enable them to attend with regularity. A bustling school and indefatigable community members makes this a very cool project to be a part of!
Nakatembe Primary School
Nakatembe Primary School is located in a rural, countryside community. What began as grassland, now has a building, well and covered toilets and serves and feeds over 250 children daily. Along with some governmnet funds, the Catholic dioceses of Uganda, FFYIA helps to pay teachers and administration, school uniforms, food and school supplies.
Uganda is in a period of peace, families are rebuilding from historical civil war and famine. There is no time like now to continue to establish educational facilities and infrastructure for parents willing to embrace education for their children they could not otherwise afford. We are helping to bring the opportunity of school to Ugandans as there is no free/government sponsored public education system.
Kiryokya Nursing School
Where do our students go after primary school has been completed? We were presented with this question as they continued to grow in their education.
Kiryokya School of Health Sciences was born out of this necessity for life after primary and secondary school. The main objective is to teach midwifery among the other medical subjects and knowledge their shelves desired to be filled with.
With a clean space to learn and abundance of land to continue to cultivate, the school harbors male and female students with the same potential in mind and spirit.
The Budaada Sure House School
Started as a shed in 2008, this school housed about 80 students and was quickly embraced by the community of the Budaada Village, Kayunga District, Uganda. A primary school building was built in 2009 with four classrooms. It has grown to school 250 children. We are blessed to offer free education to the orphans, ranging grades 1 -7.
We encourage other local working community families to register their children, too. Their child's school fees and our donations raised in the US enable us to cover expenses for the orphans' supplies and pay wages for our teachers and administrative staff.
In 2013, volunteers from Holland and other supporters helped to install the roof to the school! Thanks to the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills, FFYIA was able to install the new benches and desk for the students.
The Sure House Maboga Primary School
Located in Maboga Village of the Ssese Islands, Kalangala District of Uganda, the school is a 40 minutes ferry ride across Lake Victoria from the capital of Kampala.
The island on one side presents wealth, white sand beaches and a paradise for local and international tourism. The other is characterized by high levels of illiteracy, HIV/AIDS, poverty, high pregnancy rates and alcoholism. This culminated into big numbers of unwanted babies, orphaned children, among the high levels of infant mortality. The fishing industry dominates as a source of income for many. Women often sell cigarettes and booze and participate in subsistence agriculture.
In 2007, FFYIA was inspired to intervene and headed up a school build project to provide hope for the children of these forgotten, destitute communities on the islands. A group of volunteers and donors from Boise, ID, USA, Holland and local Ugandans joined together and converted a space into a nursery and formal primary school, starting with 40 children. We continue to encourage parents to enroll their children in school while we raised funds and sponsorships to cover their fees.