TODAY in Uganda

Hitting their Stride

After a late start to their academic year due to an ebola outbreak, the 2023 school year began in February. Since covid, I have always wondered if children would still come to school. I am happy to tell you that TODAY all KFNL partner schools are bursting at the seams with energetic students ready to go forward. The teachers continue to be the heroes in the story and have set a determined pace to make up for the lost time.

Investing in a child is investing in the future

Remember Kamuli House for girls? TODAY it houses over 30 girls that are at high risk of dropping out of school and provides safety and stability. We just got a report that a new girl moved in, we’ll call her Faith. Faith is 9 years old and has endured multiple rapes. Her mother has been helpless to protect her and heard about Kamuli House and how girls have value at New Life Primary. Faith has made lots of friends and is so happy to just be a little girl and go to school. Celebrate new beginnings with us.

I wish I could tell you that Faith’s story is rare but very sadly it is not. So many of these girls face absolute mountains to get an education and reach toward their dreams. Even small things can make a big difference in their journey. Hearing clearly and publicly that they have value and a future brings hope and ENERGY.


TODAY in Uganda, students are eager to share their new knowledge with others. Recently Pastor Whitney from Baton Rouge visited Bethany Centre Primary. He was warmly welcomed with song and dance (of course!) Students gathered all around him to teach him how to properly wash his hands on a tippy-tap. You see, it actually saves lives and decreases sickness. It’s important information.

What better investment is there? Thank you for your generous support that equips teachers and provides health, hygiene, and dignity for students. This opens a world of opportunity in difficult places. Please consider a gift today or even becoming a ChangeMaker with ongoing giving.

Grateful to invest with you for better futures,
Watha Kollmeyer