We are off to the races! The Rotary Club of Raleigh Midtown, in partnership with nearly 25% of the clubs in District 7710, the Rotary Club of Nateete-Kampala, and All We Are, have installed solar powered lighting systems to over 5000 students in Uganda.
This is a project that we envisioned, fundraised, and now are implementing together. Our first installation is at the ABC Day and Boarding School Nateete located in Kampala, Uganda. More than 400 students call this school home. This first installation was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Raleigh Midtown and the Rotary Club of Cincinnati, Ohio. Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy the updates to come.
One of the installations is in Eastern Uganda which is among the worst performing school districts in the whole country. I had a colleague describe the lack of investment in education in Eastern Uganda today to be identical to 30 years ago when he was a pupil there. He cites one of the biggest shortcomings for students as having to wait for the sun to rise to study, because of the lack of electricity, and then “racing” with the daylight to get classes concluded before the sun sets.
Here is a wonderful video of one of the installations.