Host Country: Uganda
Bukasa Village is a slum of approximately 15,000 people on the eastern edge of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, Africa. Through a local church, Bob Rhoads and his daughter, Blythe, participated in a mission trip to the village in the summer of 2009 where they met Pastor George Kisolo.
Job opportunities are limited and the average daily income of villagers is $2. Because of this, most families view educational opportunities for their children as almost an impossibility. Nationals, like Pastor George, understand that education is critical to the development of their people and the advancement of their nation. To specifically meet this need, Pastor George opened a primary school in 2009 to provide education and Biblical instruction for the children of Bukasa. What began with twenty children and one teacher has grown to include 130 plus students, a headmistress, seven teachers, a cook, and gatekeeper.
On his trip, Bob Rhoads and his daughter felt God stirring in their hearts to join Pastor George in his dream to make the school a reality. Returning home, they named their support effort iheartBukasa. The purpse of the effort was to help provide funds through donations and student scholarships for desks, school supplies, teachers' salaries, facility improvements, upkeep, and renovations, utilities, and daily meals.
Your support of iheartBukasa helps the school stay open and expand as needed to accomodate existing and new students. The funds also provide student scholarships for desks, school supplies, teachers' salaries, facility upkeep, utilities, and daily meals.