For many years Northern Uganda was ravaged by civil war which forced thousands of rural farmers off their land into Internal Displacement Camps (IDP). Village life and family life was destroyed, farming skills were lost and schools were shut down. Once the IDP camps were disestablished, Kitgum Matedi Primary School continued to operate.
In 2012 be* partnered with the school to assist in the financing and construction oversight of seven classrooms which will accomodate 300+ children.
Concrete floors, brick walls and iron roofs now replaced the old mud and stick structure. Further funding will provide metal framed joinery.
Total Cost of Project $70,000 NZD
Project Status: Current
Kitgum School Project Breakdown
Other Ongoing Projects in Kitgum
be* is also involved in funding two other initiatives for long-term sustainability for the rural villagers of the Kitgum region:
Oxen & Ploughs
Oxen and Ploughs enables the land to be farmed more efficiently producing a greater harvest.
be* currently funds 50 hives as a community project. Honey is sold at the local markets with profits returning to the community.
Project Moroto is a home for orphaned girls on a one acre site in the town of Moroto. In 2011 as piece of land was given to Project Moroto for a childcare facility by the local community. Since then we have built a dormitory for 18 girls, a dining room, a kitchen, bathroom block, a pavilion to give the girls a shaded outside area, a storage room and a room for the live-in Mama.
In the future we hope to be able to build another building to give safety, education and hope to more girls. There are hundreds of girl orphans in Moroto – we want to change the lives of as many as we can. Not only do we change their lives but an educated girl can change an economy!