We believe that providing underprivileged communities in Uganda with good quality school buildings can significantly improve the educational experience and life prospects of thousands of children.
We also believe that by working with trusted local people in Uganda, we can deliver this infrastructure in an efficient, transparent manner, while striving for value for money.
Story so far
In 2010 two Ugandans, Mrs Kyakulumbye and Mrs Sanyu began fundraising to help AIDS orphans in their local community in Kyengera, Kampala. They had been trained by AIDS Care Education and Training (ACET).
They started looking for a piece of land for a school, and after a long struggle they managed to buy 2 acres of land. They started the build using iron sheets but progress was slow due to a lack of funds.
Around this time Mrs Kyakulumbye's son, Sam Nayinda met with a project member in the UK in the UK and started telling him the story of the school. They agreed to form a partnership and turn the vision of a school into a reality.
Using an entrepreneurial approach coupled with strong links with the local community, the funds were raised and in less than 6 months a patch of wasteland in the village of Kyengera had been transformed into a facility educating children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old.
After a period of fundraising, Project le Monde were able to build an extension, increasing the potential capacity of the school to 200.
Twenty per cent of school places are free and are allocated to local children who have been orphaned by AIDS, and children whose parents are unable to afford the school fees.
We are currently fundraising to complete our third classroom block at the school, and allow the children to finish their primary education here. The third classroom block will complete the provision of 6 school classrooms and a baby class. Teachers accommodation has also been started here and the school has gone from strength to strength, now a thriving community school.