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Summer 2024
Fundraising Campaign

About our 2024 Projects

In June 2024, we will take our 14th trip to Uganda with a team of volunteers. This year, our team will work with project partners at two schools in northwestern Uganda in the West Nile region. This lush, beautiful area is one of Uganda's poorest, with 81% of children living in poverty as of 2020.

We need your support this spring to provide $6,000 to fund our upcoming projects:


Maracha High School, Arua

Maracha High School is a rural, private high school with a mixture of boarding and day students aged 14-19. The school's mission is to provide quality affordable education to the rural poor.

Our partner's goal is to improve educational opportunities for students and to reduce the barriers that prevent students, especially adolescent girls, from attending and completing school. This year, our team will return to Maracha High School to continue work in two areas:​​​​


George and Ben’s Library - In 2023, we worked together to establish a small school library with basic furniture and lighting. This year, our goal is to equip the library with computers, digital materials, and access to the internet. The library is named in memory of Mr. George Williams O’dama, who partnered with FOYA Uganda teams between 2014 and 2023, and Mr. Ben Zirzow, a dedicated FOYA Uganda volunteer who helped to establish school libraries in Atratraka and Galia.


Menstrual Hygiene Management and Sexual Reproductive Health Education - We will continue to build on our past work in distributing reusable menstrual pad kits to girls, making suitable washing facilities available, and providing appropriate educational curriculum to teachers, parents, students, and community members. Providing girls with appropriate supplies and education makes a measurable difference in their school attendance and completion rates and allows them to take charge of their futures. Learn more here about how such a small change can make such a big difference.​


Oligo Primary School, Adjumani

Refugees make up almost half of Adjumani's population, primarily coming from South Sudan.


This year, we will collaborate with a past partner at a school that is new to us. 


Our Menstrual Hygiene Management and Sexual Reproductive Health Education program will focus on three areas:


  • Providing 300 reusable menstrual pad kits to girls, as well as sewing machines and materials to allow local tailors to make more pads;

  • Improving existing menstrual hygiene hubs at the school to ensure that girls have a private space with access to clean water and soap;

  • Providing curriculum materials and expertise in developing lesson plans for teachers to provide appropriate menstrual hygiene and sexual reproductive health education to boys and girls, as well as engaging their parents and community members.

To learn more about past years' projects and how your donation directly impacts the lives of young people in Uganda, visit our Annual Reports page.

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