We are a school in Western Uganda that has mainly orphans as its students. Many of their parents have died of AIDS, and some of the children have it themselves. We have about 140 students at the moment, ranging in age from just a few months old, to 17. We have a dedicated teaching staff, but they are, of course, terribly underpaid. Tuition for the school is $100 a semester, which is a fabulous amount of money for Ugandans. We attempt to attend to each student's individual needs. We ensure that they get at least one wholesome tasty meal every day. While we do not house our students, we do try to find them good foster homes if they have no family.
Our students are happy, overall, but they are being asked to grow up way too soon. We would like to allow for them to have some time to just be real children, instead of premature adults. Right now, we are building new classrooms out of mud, with much help from the students.. We rely entirely on donations in order to operate, and it is a constant struggle--but we are committed to keeping the school going. We are properly registered with the Ugandan government as an educational charity.