Starlight School Guardians

End of term August 2019

Background : For 8 years Starlight Family Charity Organisation has provided free education to children from impoverished families in rural Uganda. Over the years the school has benefited the children by providing a wide range of classes including craft, cultural activities, sports, reading, writing, English, personal hygiene and land based education. Furthermore the children are provided with a meal during the school day which they may otherwise not have had. The work of James and the other volunteers has been warmly received and supported over the years by friends from all over the world. Meeting the regular running costs of the school has been a struggle for director Lukyamuzi James so much so that the school is currently under threat of closure.

Become a Starlight Family School Guardian: To keep the school running and continue improving the lives of over 100 children regular funding is required. We are seeking individuals who can commit to a monthly donation of £5.55. This will help to meet the regular school running costs and allow you to have a positive impact on the future of the children and whole community.
A special campaign on donorbox.org has been created to secure the future of the school. You can join the campaign here or if you prefer you can donate via PayPal here

Update February 2021

Recently it has been a difficult time in Uganda because of restriction relating to the Covid pandemic with many of the population not even able to secure basic necessities such as food. Education is suffering too with many schools in debt and many pupils having dropped out during the closures. The education of girls in particular is being damaged as many were married off or became pregnant since the closure. Gradually schools are being allowed to reopen for some pupils but only if hygiene and covid security measures are implemented adding to the financial burden of running the schools. It is predicted that illiteracy levels are going to rise as many children are being denied the chance to attend school. As well as our running costs we seek your support to implement the covid security measures that are needed before the school is allowed to reopen. Some of these measures are one off costs such as fencing the school compound and some are costs that we will need to meet regularly such as a weekly nurses visit. We are keen to reopen the school as many children in our rural location, who would not otherwise be able to access primary level education, have benefited from Starlight Family school. Over the years we have had some difficult moments but many fun times as well as this video shows

 


School director Lukyamuzi James meeting with teachers, parents, guardians and local community leaders about the future of the school
School holiday activity teaching children to grow food crops