Katuuso Primary and Vocational School in Uganda is the flagship project by School for Life.
"Mission: To break the cycle of poverty by building sustainable, productive and profitable communities beginning with quality education."
We can be proud of our part in getting electricity to the School. We helped provide solar power and a back-up generator which will help the school significantly.
Katuuso is a primary school; but it also produces chillies as a cash crop to help fund the school, and as a way of helping local farmers learn better agricultural techniques.
LEFT: Part of the first chilli crop.
Visit their website to see more of this inspiring story: http://schoolforlife.org.au/
Solar Power for Katuuso Primary and Vocational School
As there was no power at the school, we helped provide a solar power plant. Key benefits provided by having power are:
- Increased education efficiency as computers, phones and printers can now be located at the school.
- Increased hours of operation of the school due to night time lighting.
- Improved water quality due to electronic filtration.
- Improved nutrition for the children due to refrigeration. As most kids have no breakfast at home, the school has a feeding program.
- Increased security of the school through lighting.
Our club and other Rotary clubs contributed funds towards the project, which was fully funded with the help of a 'matching grant' from the Rotary Foundation.
Full report and photos: report
Our Club's Way of Helping: by Having Fun...
We held an 'International Night BBQ' at a member's home. Members each brought a plate of food to share - but we charged an admission fee.
Being Melbourne Cup Eve, it was an ideal opportunity to raise more funds as members were 'encouraged to invest' in a sweep.
A competition for would-be golfers was held, with prizes for those who could hit a plastic golf ball into a ring floating in the pool.
We were fortunate that one of the School for Life founders, Annabelle Chauncy (right) was able to attend to receive the money raised.
A Win-Win as we Make a Difference!!