“Little Refugees”: goal for 2017, build school for refugees

By Naomi Corera, January 11, 2017

img_7582You’ve probably read stories like this about the enormous influx of refugees to Uganda in 2016: “Three months ago, it was a tiny Ugandan village. Now it’s the world’s fourth-largest refugee camp.” Our dear friends in Uganda feel the pain of their brothers and sisters who have migrated into Uganda to escape violence in Chad and South Suda.

For this year, then, together with the Bishop of Arua, Uganda, we want to get the refugee children out of their tents and into St. Edigio Nursery School. The building will have three classrooms and will house about 200 children. It will be a drop in the bucket financially considering the number of children who will attend, and it will be a start to bring them closer to Jesus and His Blessed Mother. Once we receive the rest of the funds ($20,000 for the complete construction, over half raised in the final weeks of 2016!) and start the building, we hope to have it completed by May. The plans have already been prepared (see a snipped below)! Then any CWE partner is welcome to attend the grand opening! So let’s get to work and achieve our goal of $20,000. Spread the word to family and friends.

God Bless you,

Naomi

A snippet of the classroom construction plans