Over the past year the limited rains have not provided the level of water expected to sustain the subsistence farming communities and this has resulted in continued poverty, instability and reduced community cohesion.

The youth population (under 30 years old) is 77% of the population. In Uganda, 83% of the 16-25 years are unemployed but the elderly and extended families are reliant on them to support them with basic food, water and medicine. 

INTO Giving donated £6,500 to support the construction of a new two classroom building at the community school in Mugiti, The Bumba Foundation are now able to provide access to quality education to 87 young people (48 girls and 39 boys) in a safe environment, and the provision of breakfast and lunch.

The building has been designed to also be used as a school hall and in addition to the young people who use the classrooms for daily education, all the 287 young people (152 girls and 135 boys) attending the school, use the building for education workshops and training.

Budaka is one of the poorest districts in Uganda with access to education being a real challenge and one in eight children having never been to school. On top of this 23.8% of children aged 10-17 years are illiterate and 40.5% of the population do not having access to drinking water.

Since the grant was provided, the quality of the education at the school has been assessed through the local government school’s inspector and through regular examinations. The Bumba Foundation community schools performed excellently. These results have demonstrated that not only have we helped provide access to education, but we have helped provide the children with some of the best quality academic and vocational education in the area.

As of September 2019, we are very pleased to grant an additional £5000 which will help with costs to construct two new dormitories for the school boys and girls. 

“Most people aren’t serious in helping us and give up after a short time to move onto to something new. You people are genuine and don’t think about yourselves, but you are here to support us to help us. I don’t know where you get your strength and love for us but bless you for everything you have done, and we pray for you for believing in us in Uganda when we have lost faith. Our children will now have a future and you have done something that will never be forgotten...”. - Community Elder