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Kumi in Eastern Uganda will give you a taste of the ‘real Africa’. The colours are bright, the welcomes are big, the wildlife is jaw-dropping and the scenery is breath-taking. However, underneath that traditional view, the need is significant. Half of Kumi is under the age of 15 and there aren’t enough facilities for every child to receive education.
We’ve worked with partners here for many years, supporting the need for additional classrooms and further educational facilities to support the growing class sizes. Education is the key to breaking poverty and we would love you to come and join us in friendship with the local community to support their efforts to improve the outlook for their children and future generations.
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Our host in Kumi is the PAG (Pentecostal Assemblies of God) Church.
In 2022 Mission Direct moved to work at Kumi Primary School. This is a State Primary School which was founded by Missionaries at St Stephen’s Church in 1926. Some of the original buildings are still in use together with additional classrooms from 1980’s which is when it was handed over to the Municipality. There are over 1,200 children at the school, and this will double over the next ten years.
In 2022 we built homes for four teachers families. This enabled us to renovate an old classroom block which the teachers have been living in. The result has been to halve class sizes (to around 80) for the first four year groups.
Our task at this school is to continue to provide improved facilities. In 2023 we built a new two classroom block. Our project for 2024 is to build another two-classroom block to continue to increase capacity, reduce class sizes and create improved learning environments.
At the end of your time in country, you will stay at Red Chilli Camp in Murchison Falls National Park for a wonderful safari and some well-deserved downtime.
The teams in Kumi Team 3 have been doing an incredible job. Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...
new classrooms for community schools
traditional village homes renovated
new homes for teachers
16 Mar - 30 Mar 2024
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06 Jul - 20 Jul 2024
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You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront.
The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.
Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.