In conversation with Br Kennedy: The children have returned to school after the election break. The school is now welcoming more needy children and is struggling to make room for them. The school population fluctuates, but is mostly on the increase. This month they are welcoming approximately 50 more students. The Lwanga School is home to about 100 live-in students and around 50 students live off the school grounds. This new influx of students is causing a severe housing problem. The students’ sleeping accommodations were already extremely crowded but now they have to double up on small camp bunk beds with barely enough room to squeeze between the beds. A new temporary shelter would cost about $400 dollars.
The dry season is ending and the students are starting to put in gardens. They will plant, kale, cow peas, beans, pumpkin, cucumbers, corn, tomatoes and other vegetables which will be a big help cutting down on food costs for 150 teenagers eat a huge amount! Another potential source of food will be rabbits, which the school will raise to use as food.
Month: March 2013 (Page 2 of 2)
Hi Colleen, I hope you are doing well over there, we are fine and things are going back to normal. The new students (these are in addition to students already enrolled last term) have reached 36 and we expect 14 others to come next week. The problem is now the space to sleep and the beds, as the current dormitories are full. Now I have started thinking on how I can build another dormitory when funds avail themselves. The children are happy and healthy, none has come back with any complication, we thank God. I also thank God for the Inverness County Cares for their generous support and our friends from Holland led by Berend and the Schwartz Business school (ST Francis Xavier University) for their interest in our project. I also thank you for being the manager our website which is now reaching so many people all over the world, you make us proud and happy. Nowadays I don’t strain too much for food for the children as before. (Inverness County cares has pledged to send $500 a month for food, for one year). Thanks for all our well wishers who are working very hard to make St. Charles Lwanga grow.
We are very encouraged by the generosity of the supporters of the St Charles Lwanga Children’s Centre. Many thanks for those who have donated, 100% of your donations will go to the Lwanga Children. Your donations are of great importance. Tax receipts will be issued through the St Andrew’s parish in Judique. God Bless you.
Please pray for a peaceful election.