US Friends of Adonai Launches Campaign for Clean Water Infrastructure
Adonai now faces a grave challenge from a contaminated borehole. Even the short-term (and expensive) solution of trucking water from Kampala hasn't alleviated the problems of water borne diseases like Typhoid and Dysentery. Adonai is in the middle of yet another outbreak of Typhoid since the tainted borehole was first discovered some months ago.
The good news is that Adonai has partnered with US based Water Missions Internationalon a plan to create a campus wide water system. The plan will ensure clean, safe drinking water to each of the key parts of campus. It will provide better access and alleviate the need for children to carry jerry cans across campus, and to boil the water before drinking. The system has the added advantage of providing another source of clean drinking water to the community.
The challenge now is raising $50,000 to cover the costs of the new system! As Bruce Karmazin, US Friends President noted, "This is more than we've ever raised before but it's also critical to the health and safety of the children and staff. Hopefully, Pastor Luswata's visit to the US will help us impress on our friends the importance of the project!" It's fast and secure to contribute here.
Adonai Junior School Now Ranked Tops in the Area
National exam results for P7 (the final year of Primary school) show outstanding performance of Adonai Junior School. Out of 13 children taking the exam, seven achieved 1st Class and six achieved 2nd Class. This places Adonai among the top performing schools in the area. The results determine eligibility for the selective secondary education system. (Children leave after P6 if they do not intend going to secondary school).
Teacher Housing Moves Ahead
With generous financial support from friends in the UK, a much needed block of housing for teachers is going up on campus! For more information about the project, including how you can lend a hand, please visit http://www.adonaiuk.org/news/staff-accommodation-block/. Although they are much of the way through the project, support is still needed to complete the interior. And check them out on Facebook! _
Adonai Approves First Strategic Plan
At its December meeting, the Adonai Board approved a five year strategic plan for organizational growth and development. Funded by a US donor, the plan incorporates community feedback generated through an extensive process. It provides an ambitious path forward. As Board Chair Fred Kasule expressed during the meeting, "We have to be thinking big if we are to accomplish anything significant." The Board will review progress continually to determine changes that need to be made along the way. The document is available to be seen below.
Pictured here, members of the Adonai Family Uganda Board with US Friends of Adonai President Bruce Karmazin.