WHAT: Now that The Magooli Academy for Children - NAMAYINGO is open, we need to stock the school with supplies for both the teachers and children. Below are the materials needed as soon as possible for a smooth running of the school. The monthly cost of running the school is not reflected below. Some of the things needed monthly are chalk, reams of paper, manila cards, markers, preparation books, pens, staple wires, and salaries for the teachers and cook. The list of needed items is so expansive it couldn't all be included .
✔ Seats for teachers
✔ Seats for children
✔ Tables for teachers
✔ Tables for children
☐ Box Files
☐ Stapling Machine
☐ Chalkboard Rulers
☐ Text Books
☐ Uniforms & Sweaters
= $3,370 USD + $905 USD monthly costs
WHY: Classrooms need supplies and resources to complete curriculum and retain attention throughout the course of the year. The teacher need the materials to be able to comprehensively display the lessons and the children need supplies to reflect the knowledge and problem solve.
HOW: Donations via our website (button below) are the easiest and fastest way to get supplies to the school. This money will be sent directly to Uganda for supplies to be purchased locally. Shipping supplies to Uganda is allowed, however please keep in mind it is very costly. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for shipping instructions and tips.
WHAT: Child Crisis Center Uganda offers individuals the opportunity to sponsor a child from the orphanage in Magooli.
WHY: The children of Uganda are the future of Uganda.
Uganda has endured some of the greatest tragedies known to mankind. The aftermath has left many people diseased, impoverished and without hope.
These children are the survivors. The children housed in this orphanage have lost their parents due to the 20+ year civil war or due to the rampant spread of disease including HIV/AIDS.
The child you sponsor will receive opportunities and services that most of the world's poorest children never see.
These opportunities and services include:
HOW: Join us in support of these children. With your help, they will be able to grow in ways they never would have dreamed- you will help to create their shining future!
The Linden Heights UMC memorial fund for Mary Lee generously gifted CCCU mosquito nets to help the children get some relief. The children were supplied with mosquito nets to protect them from nasty diseases, such as malaria that come from all of the mosquitoes that are native to Uganda.
When our organization began, most of the children of CCCU did not own a single pair of shoes. Walking extreme distances to and from school was very rough and they were in an extreme need. Now each child in Child Crisis Center Uganda has been given a pair of shoes thanks to Linden Heights UMC.
Our Head of Fundraising, Dan O’Neil, wanted to dedicate a project to his beloved mother Mary Lee O’Neil. A lot of hard work and generous donations led to the “Mary Lee O’Neil Kids Farm” which provides a bounty of seeds and crops seasonally to the community in Magooli. They now have another consistent food supply that helps to reduce the hunger and poverty throughout their villages.
Just like lack of shoes, the children do not have many clothes, and the clothes they do have are ripped and torn. Several times a year we try to supply them with some new clothes, and each child also now has a Child Crisis Center Uganda white tee shirt as well.
Most of the children live in small huts with a guardian. One night, two children left a candle burning overnight. A fire engulfed the hut and they lost everything. We were able to supply the distressed family with new bedding, clothes, and food.
Until CCCU intervened, the entire community was drinking dirty, contaminated river water. Child Crisis Center Uganda was able to raise enough money to pay one of the local village potters to make 85 clay pots. The children and their guardians can now have access to boiled water for drinking, cooking, and washing.
Some girls, about 30%, drop out of school when they get their periods due to lack of sanitary pads. Multiple times throughout the last year we have provided girls in the Child Crisis Center Uganda with sanitary pads so that they can continue their education uninterrupted.
Thanks to Liz and "Liz's Craft Bags" the CCCU women's group have been empowered with the new skill of bag weaving. Liz came to the village and spent a few days with the women teaching them how to weave and design bags. These bags will be sold to help sustain the women and this new form of income.
The Magooli Academy for Children - NAMAYINGO (MACN) has been constructed and classes are in session! The school has three classrooms as of now, with more in the plans. The opening of the school in the community means that all of the orphaned children in the village have the opportunity for an education. These children no longer have to walk long distances to over crowded classes day in and day out. MACN bring opportunity and hope to the children in the village.
For the school to be open, latrines are required on property. The latrines on the property are called pit latrines. These latrines collect human waste in a long drop into the ground- or a pit, which is connected to a seat or squatting pan for comfort. These latrines are one of the cheapest forms of basic sanitation costing only about $2 to $12 USD per person per year.
A water tank was built on property in May of 2019. This had a huge impact on the community as children no longer have to walk long distances, during the school day, lake shores infested with crocodiles. The rain water from the school roof will now drain to the gutters leading to the water tank and collect there. This water tank will be able to provide the school and community water for years to come.
Donate here to help CCCU fund ongoing projects.