Saturday, November 11th 2017, 4 to 6 PM
Open House for One School at a Time- to fund the completion of the 5 classroom block, Kukanga Primary School, Uganda
at the home of Logan Abbott, One School board member
1520 Wildwood Lane, Boulder CO 80305
KUKANGA STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WAITING 19 YEARS FOR THESE CLASSROOMS TO BE COMPLETED!
In 1998, the French Embassy built the foundation for five classrooms at Uganda’s Kukanga School, laid a placard commemorating the project, and then abandoned it.
Completing the classroom construction is the final step in accomplishing 100% of the school’s strategic plan, which they developed hand-in-hand with One School At A Time. In partnership with One School, Kukanga boasts an impeccably maintained onsite water system, new latrines, renovated offices and classrooms, an engaged local community and board, a successful school garden and lunch program, a successful program to support older girls staying in school, and two income generation sources: a mango tree orchard and a solar cell phone charging station.
YOU can help with the last item: building the five new classrooms! With this $13,000 cornerstone improvement, Kukanga will be able to educate local kids for decades to come.
Please stop by our Open House to enjoy appetizers and drinks and to learn more about One School At A Time’s partnerships with Kukanga and other schools. Even if you can’t attend, we’d be grateful for any donation that you can make to this noble work
We hope you can join us for this special evening!
November 15th, Wednesday
“Who plants a seed and expects a harvest tomorrow?”- a presentation by Bay Roberts and Patty Gilbert, One School at a Time, Uganda
7:30 to 8:30 PM
Frasier Meadows Retirement Community
350 Ponca Pl, Boulder, CO 80303
Ever wonder why many non-profit efforts in Africa fail? Why are the majority of boreholes broken and the water systems non-functional? Why do tillapia projects fail and why are school chemistry labs sometimes not used as intended? Why did most of the mango trees that were planted die? Why were the insecticide treated malaria nets not used as intended? Why are classroom construction projects sometimes left incomplete? Or even worse, why do completed classroom construction projects later fall down? Bay Roberts and Patty Gilbert, co-founders of One School at a Time, a non-profit that works with impoverished Ugandan schools, have wondered about all these sad outcomes many times. And we have made some of the same mistakes! Spend an hour with Bay and Patty to learn about the work of One School at a Time, the challenges of working in a developing country and the beautiful lessons learned.