King's Kid Home School in Mityana Uganda has been without well water for many months now as we worked with them to test the water and find the correct long term solution to address their failed pump. They had some access to town water but it was not good quality when it was available. The children were forced to walk distances at times to fetch water.
King's Kid Home School supports more than 150 children on a full time basis and provides education and lunch for more than 300 additional children from the immediate community. In 2010, a field was purchased adjacent to the school and home property ensuring that the children would always have play space.
Bakanaga is a small rural village outside Mityana in Uganda. This village is home to perhaps 1200 people and is located on a narrow strip of land between a lake and nation park lands. Children in Bukanaga were forced to walk several miles each day to attend school until a school was started locally by a local town leader and Pastor named Cissy.
Wotakujong is a small village 5 bumpy hours southwest of Juba, the capital city of South Sudan. This village is home to approximately 12 thousand people who do not have cars and who's houses are build using traditional materials such as mud and straw. There is no electricity in this village, and the nearest town with shops is a multi-hour walk. Water is drawn from community wells and villagers often walk miles to draw it.
In April 2010 the toilets at King's Kid Home School in Mityana Uganda began crumbling. These toilets were constructed over a dirt pit and an extra heavy wet season undermined the brick structure. The latrines cracked and became unsafe for the 150 children living at the home to use.
In 2009, Bruce Friesen felt we needed to partner with a Ugandan charity called King's Kid Home School to replace temporary classrooms with a real school building. King's Kid operates an orphanage and school in Mityana Uganda and they badly needed permanent school buildings to shelter more than 400 students. The CAM team (and the entire congregation of Lion of Judah Church in Victoria BC) rose to this challenge and raised about $50,000 to erect the first of 3 school buildings.