Sunday, 21 April 2013

Kasese Humanist Primary School Tree Planting Exercise And First Fundraiser Goal Met!

KHPS students standing infront of building one on the newly purchased land. The successful fundraiser now allows
the school to bring electricity to this first building, which will provide power for tools in March 2014, the projected
construction start month for new buildings on the land.
Last month, I set up a mini fundraiser to provide needed funds to the school for the installation of power poles and electrical lines from the Kasese power grid to the existing building on the land.  As of this morning, due to a sizeable anonymous donation, our goal was met!

I'll make more announcements in the coming days about when the power poles will be installed!


Remember also that if you wish to contribute to the ongoing operation of the school, any donation can be routed through Atheist Alliance International paypal link:

There will be a much larger follow-up fundraiser to raise funds for the construction of new buildings on the land. But the success of this fundraiser is an important first step to making the new school happen!

And now, more great updates from Bwambale Robert, Project Director of the Kasese Humanist Primary School in Uganda!

On Thursday April 18th, nearly sixty students at the school participated in a tree planting exercise on the thely acquired land which is destined to be the school's permanent home.
The children were so excited to learn of the news that this is going to be a future permanent home of the school in future. They posed for a photograph at the recently plastered building within the property. There are some plantains, pumpkins, pepper and mangoes and the kids tried their luck and took what was available.
The students left the current school grounds in the evening, led by Bwambale and accompanied by the School Head Teacher and three other members of the teaching staff. They proceeded by foot alongside the Kasese Fort Portal Highway, purchased a number of seedlings from a nearby nursery, passed the Majengo-Rukoki trading center and headed to the new school property.
Each child planted a tree in a hole and the trees will be looked after such that they grow and as its rainy season now, there are high chances that they will grow up. This exercise took close to two hours.

The purpose of the trees along the Nyamwamba river banks is to curb soil erosion, provide shade and fresh air, to add to the beauty of the scenery plus many other uses. This exercise is going to continue in more weeks to come.

A fundraising campaign is in progress as the school management tries to mobilize for resources to put up classroom blocks on the site and all well wishers and friends of Kasese Humanist Primary School are encouraged to support us materially, financially or morally such that we succeed in commencing bigger construction works in March 2014. 

As I mentioned above, the first fundraiser to connect the existing building to the national power grid is a success!  More fundraisers are now planned to facilitate the construction of new buildings on this land for the school.  Stay tuned!

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