Solar power plant for Burimba community at Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda

  • €5,109.00
    raised of €7,000.00 goal goal
72% Funded
46 Donors
Raised offline: €905.55
Total: €6,014.55
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“You have watches, but you don’t have time. We don’t have watches, but we have time.”

I am part of a group of six students who are travelling this summer to Mukoni village, Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. Our goal is to set up a solar power plant and to help financing construction material for the new classroom. Remaining funds will be spent on notebooks and sanitary products, and to pay for teachers' accommodation.

During our stay, we will be hosted by Mr Ronald a.k.a. Mojster Jaka, head of The Centre for Community Development. The aim of the organisation is to support local community development through education (by providing notebooks and financing teachers), health care, creating jobs (selling home-made crafts, growing crops), connecting local people in cultural activities and traditions (organising performances for tourists). They contribute to the lives of children with poor family background, orphans, farmers and unemployed people that live around Lake Bunyonyi.

Mojster Jaka will introduce us to the pristine lifestyle of his village. We aim to give back to the community by giving English and maths lectures, organising swimming classes, assisting with brick production, and most importantly, helping to set up a solar power plant to bring electricity to a new classroom which is still under construction.

The success of this modernization project is dependent on the electrical materials that can be afforded within Mr Ronald’s budget. Therefore, we have decided to extend our support to the community by raising funds to purchase the necessary electrical equipment. By donating, you can help us with bringing sustainable energy to the classroom and enhancing their educational experience.

Any remaining funds will be used to provide essential resources such as notebooks, clothes, and personal hygiene products. Your contribution, no matter how small, will be greatly appreciated by us and, especially, the community of Mukoni village.

Rest assured that we are committed to transparency and we promise we will diligently document and publicly share all transactions and expenses in this Google Sheets document [Uganda Fundraiser]. The contribution can be anonymised upon your request.

All expenses will be transparently documented and publicly available in Google Sheets and shared on social media, allowing you to witness the positive changes your contributions bring to the Lake Bunyonyi community.

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 07, 2023
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  • Luka Weissensteiner-Prem
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2023
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€100.00
Aug 18

Good bye!

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 04:19 pm
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Thanks:)

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Aug 18

Big thank you

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 04:14 pm
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Our team has come home but part of us and you will always be at Lake Bunyonyi!Everyone one of you should feel proud for taking little from yourself but giving a lot to the Ugandan people! It's hard to explain how grateful they were for every tiny bit of your

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Aug 18

Fuel for school boat & 4 tuition fees

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 04:11 pm
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Remaining funds have been spent on four tuition fee for four high school students and to cover yearly cost of fuel for the school boat.Musika Army, senior 2 (38.46€)Tumwebaze Shifra, senior 2 (64.10€)Nowamani Dorean, senior 3 (64.10€)Nnasaka Zubedah, senior 3 (192.31€).478.27€ for fuel (~1.25€/liter)

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Aug 18

Lunch for the WHOLE SCHOOL

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 04:07 pm
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Yesterday we organised a farewell party for the whole school! Around 200 kids and 10 teachers came for a special lunch with meat which they consume only on very special occasions, e.g. christmas! In total we bought 30kg of meat, 15kg of rice, 15kg of rice, 30kg of beans, 30kg

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Aug 11

PC

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 08:58 am
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Aug 11

PC, printer and 50gb internet

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 08:57 am
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We also bought a new laptop (400€), printer with photocopier(250€) and 4g wifi modem with 50gb of internet data (70€). The teachers were extremely happy as they'll be able to educate themselves, implement interactive methods for learning and print exams for the kids.

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Aug 11

Electricity

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 08:54 am
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Our guys helped the local electrician to fix the solar panels on the roof, lay down the cables and connect controller, inverter and 3 batteries.

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Aug 11

Electricity, plaster, glass windows

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 08:53 am
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On Thursday I checked the progress on the classrooms and the results are absolutely amazing! The plaster is finished on the inner walls while the workers still work on the outer walls. Glassworkers put glass in the windows and doors. Good job everyone!

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Aug 09

New socks

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 11:35 am
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Aug 09

Shoes, socks & underwear

Update posted by Zan Regorsek at 11:34 am
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I again asked kids what they want from the market and they wished to get new shoes. After talking with Ronald and Allen, we agreed we should also buy them underwear, knicker and socks. So we spent 3 hours on the market to get everything as each seller had only

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Donors & Comments

46 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Sep 07, 2023
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  • Luka Weissensteiner-Prem
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2023
€50.00
€100.00
  • Bibiana Kepic
  • Donated on Aug 09, 2023
€10.00
  • Sasa Regorsek
  • Donated on Aug 09, 2023
  • Hey Zan Sending you this additional support - amazing to see how much you were able to help 💚.

€100.00
  • Veneta Ivanova
  • Donated on Aug 09, 2023
  • Good Souls! Thank you for making this world a better place! I´m sure the people in Burimba (I needed to google the exact location) are appreciating your activities and that you just simply care. Many blessings!

€60.00
  • Rebeka Mahnic Tus
  • Donated on Aug 08, 2023
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  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 08, 2023
€50.00
  • Peter Ofentavsek
  • Donated on Aug 07, 2023
€1000.00
  • Evica Berginc
  • Donated on Aug 06, 2023
  • Health care

€200.00
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€5,109.00
raised of €7,000.00 goal
72% Funded
46 Donors
Raised offline: €905.55
Total: €6,014.55

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