GOTTA GIVE: Victory School Uganda
In February, our own Carol Burdette, REALTOR®, once again returned to Bwindi, Uganda to visit the Victory School, founded in 2006 by Victor and Sylvia Bahati. In the small village town of Buhoma, most children don’t complete the 5th grade. Victory School provides students with a thriving education, health care, proper nutrition and career development classes. Watch Carol’s experience above!
Because of generous donations and a steady source of income through the sponsorship program, the school has grown, and the quality of education is improving. All 12 students in the Primary 7 class passed the government standardized test and have been accepted at Secondary Boarding Schools. Quite an accomplishment for a village school. Additional improvements include better trained teachers and staff, new uniforms, enlarged vegetable garden and a boarding house for 33 students who would otherwise walk over an hour to school.
During Carol’s trip, her group brought the students 200 backpacks, each with their name on them and a personalized letter from their sponsor. “You see the children reading their letters. They know who their sponsors are! They never took those backpacks off the entire time we were there. There wasn’t a thing in them but they never took them off,” Carol shares.
Since visiting a year ago, Carol has seen incredible changes with the help of your sponsorship, “Donations enabled us to take backpacks, soccer balls, jump ropes, frisbees, solar powered flashlights and school supplies to the children.”
The Victory School currently has 150 sponsors, but still needs 127 more. If you’re interested in sponsoring a child’s future, please click here. If you’d like to make a donation to the school, you can do that here. 100% of all money donated goes directly to Victory School and it’s students.