Education: creating perspectives
Mission UP supports the foundation, expansion and qualitative development of schools in poor regions. These schools are Christian schools where the Gospel is proclaimed. We started by supporting the Mission Destiny School in Mubende.
Learning as a basis for the future
The main goal of the Mission Destiny School is to spread the Gospel, the love of God. The school in Mubende currently consists of two school buildings, a school office, two dormitories and a residential building for visitors and staff such as the 32 teachers. Students between the ages of three and twenty can attend primary school and secondary school here and graduate with a recognised qualification.
About 180 of the now 780 students of the school are supported partially or fully with free schooling, meals and healthcare. Mission Destiny’s support comes in the form of school fees, provision of learning materials, school uniforms, meals at school, medical care, vocational counselling, mentoring, guidance and further development in the areas of buildings, teachers and the school office.
The main challenges of the project, apart from providing financial resources, are to find good, qualified staff and meet the basic needs of the students, such as water, medical care, security and accommodation.
We are currently collecting money for:
Windows for a school building in Mubende
Required funding: approx. 4,000 euros
An additional girls' dormitory including toilets
Required funding: approx. 6,000 euros
Measures that have been realised with donations to date:
Construction of a large water tank to collect rainwater
Purchase of a water purification system for drinking water with a UV and filter system
Equipping a school office with cupboards, chairs, a printer and new computers
Fencing of the school grounds and gate system with security posts and a gatekeeper
Installation of solar panels for the office and the school buildings (lighting)
Purchase of approx. 150 beds
Replacement of defective school desks
Start of construction of the girls' dormitory
Installation of an extra room for computer work
Boarding and painting of almost all buildings
Soon there will be electricity
God has done a miracle: for years, connecting the Mission Destiny School to the public power grid was prohibitively expensive. The prices charged could not be afforded. A few photovoltaic panels provided a minimal but insufficient basic supply.Now, by re-entering negotiations with the regional manager of the utility company, the school management (Yonah Ariho ) was able to agree on a realistic price and donors were found for the first part of the project.
First, the electricity was laid up to the school.
In the 2nd step, the electricity will then be distributed to the individual school buildings and an electricity infrastructure will be created (sockets etc). The project will still take some time and will require more funds.
But we trust that God will continue to provide us with everything we need.
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To support the people and the mission work in Uganda, Mission UP has initiated various projects. With your donation, you help to realise these projects and significantly improve the quality of life of many children and adults.
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