Sunday, June 14, 2009

Shipment from America

I almost forgot to write about the huge shipment that arrived in Uganda a few months ago. I wrote about the 200+ boxes of donated clothing, books, school supplies, etc. and after I posted that blog about 50 more boxes were added to the cargo.

When the children shifted homes, they lost a lot of their clothing and belongings. But thanks to the donations of countless people, the children hardly missed their things. In addition to that, nearly every classroom at St. Kizito Primary School is now stocked with Health, Math, Science, Literature, and Writing text books and the Nursery class has toys and musical instruments.

So many text books were donated that we have enough to stock our next school construction project which we are currently in the process of planning. BULA's schools are probably the only one's in the area with the resources necessary for educational growth and overall development; providing the opportunity to be successful students and therefore helping to secure brighter futures for these children.

These photos show the huge truck we used to transport the massive shipment from Entebbe airport to Gganda and the Nursery School children playing with the musical instruments.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Connecting Classrooms Through Creativity Update

I am very excited to tell every one that our Connecting Classrooms Through Creativity Fundraiser is proving to be a complete success. Melissa has just returned to Uganda with a suitcase filled with artwork. One art teacher had a wonderful idea to create murals; massive posters were sent over and hung on the walls. The funds from this fundraiser are used to continue our support of St. Kizito Primary School, namely to update the solar power at the school and to create shutters for a few classrooms and the teachers' offices.

Teachers tell us that the students in America have a wonderful time creating this artwork, but most importantly they learn about life in Africa and increase their global awareness. Not to mention, they are helping those in need.

Students in Uganda are thrilled to see the new artwork arrive. Their classrooms are bright, colorful and decorated just as American classrooms would be. They also enjoy the rare opportunity to create artwork of their own, which Melissa brings back to America with her when she returns.

The end of the American school year is quickly approaching, but please keep this fundraiser in mind over the summer. It will continue next year as well. There is more information about this fundraiser to the right as well as a link to our video to inspire and educate children.

Monday, June 1, 2009


It is possible!! I found a great internet location that will allow me to upload photos. I inserted some photos into the blogs that I wrote over the last few months, please feel free to go back and enjoy!!


obulamu bulungi!! - Life is good!!