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Textbooks for DOORS Primary School

Organized by: Jamila Thompson

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THE STORY:

Last year fifth graders at Orr Elementary School in Washington DC helped raise money to build a school in a remote village in Malawi. The children of the village are now able to attend school and gain the skills they need to realize their dreams.

This year we are partnering with DOORS Primary School in Kampala, Uganda. The students there are requesting support in purchasing textbooks. Currently there is one textbook per class. We would like to raise $1, 750 so that each student can have his/her own textbook.

Here is a little more information about DOORS primary school:

Namuwango Outreach Center
DOORS Primary School
o DOORS Primary School began April of 2012 as the DOORS Leadership, passionate about preventing more children from running to the streets, learned of the need for quality education within the Namuwongo slum of Kampala. After much prayer, the school was formed in partnership with Ugandans living in Namuwongo to meet the educational needs of the slum’s poorest children, and serve as a prevention program to keep impoverished slum children from becoming street children.
o Beginning with 60 children, a half-built building, and many Ugandans with a heart for the Lord, by God’s grace the school is now fully functional with nursery through primary 7 classes, eleven teachers, cooking staff, infrastructure including classrooms, office space, latrines, outdoor play space, and a kitchen, two meals provided for students and staff a day, basic medical care for all students and families, and hearts flooded with the joy of our Father in Heaven. The school currently has 83 students.
o DOORS Primary School works to holistically care for each child: academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually:
o Academically: Free tutoring is available for all students in the weeks leading up to the beginning of terms and exams, as well as many Saturdays. One-on-one tutoring is also offered to students presenting need, and as staff or volunteers are available.
o Physically: Students and families are provided basic medical care free of charge at the school’s nurse’s office when staffed with appropriate medical personal. Services include wound care, basic medication distribution, worm and malaria treatment, and consultation/referral for more complicated health concerns. Additionally, the nutritional status of each student is tracked and evaluated at bi-term intervals throughout the school year. Appropriate programs are initiated to meet the nutritional needs of the student populations as DOORS Ministries is able including menu changes and egg distribution to malnourished and at-risk students.
o Emotionally: Students have opportunity to participate in counseling-based educational and awareness workshops, small group counseling, and one-on-one counseling. A fulltime counselor provides these services, as well as investigates special cases in need of greater attention and support.



Here is a little more information about DOOR:

Namuwango Outreach Center
DOORS Primary School
o DOORS Primary School began April of 2012 as the DOORS Leadership, passionate about preventing more children from running to the streets, learned of the need for quality education within the Namuwongo slum of Kampala. After much prayer, the school was formed in partnership with Ugandans living in Namuwongo to meet the educational needs of the slum’s poorest children, and serve as a prevention program to keep impoverished slum children from becoming street children.
o Beginning with 60 children, a half-built building, and many Ugandans with a heart for the Lord, by God’s grace the school is now fully functional with nursery through primary 7 classes, eleven teachers, cooking staff, infrastructure including classrooms, office space, latrines, outdoor play space, and a kitchen, two meals provided for students and staff a day, basic medical care for all students and families, and hearts flooded with the joy of our Father in Heaven. The school currently has 83 students.
o DOORS Primary School works to holistically care for each child: academically, physically, emotionally, and spiritually:
o Academically: Free tutoring is available for all students in the weeks leading up to the beginning of terms and exams, as well as many Saturdays. One-on-one tutoring is also offered to students presenting need, and as staff or volunteers are available.
o Physically: Students and families are provided basic medical care free of charge at the school’s nurse’s office when staffed with appropriate medical personal. Services include wound care, basic medication distribution, worm and malaria treatment, and consultation/referral for more complicated health concerns. Additionally, the nutritional status of each student is tracked and evaluated at bi-term intervals throughout the school year. Appropriate programs are initiated to meet the nutritional needs of the student populations as DOORS Ministries is able including menu changes and egg distribution to malnourished and at-risk students.
o Emotionally: Students have opportunity to participate in counseling-based educational and awareness workshops, small group counseling, and one-on-one counseling. A fulltime counselor provides these services, as well as investigates special cases in need of greater attention and support.

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$100

 

6% Raised of $1,750 Goal

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Anonymous

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DONATION: $75

3 years ago

The Paulsen-Sacks Familu

The Paulsen-Sacks Familu

Best of luck, Janila and class! 3 years ago

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