Due to the high rate of poverty in Uganda there are very many needy children whose parents cannot afford school supplies like shoes, school bags and socks.
Many children especially in the rural areas go to school bare footed and hold their exercise books in black kaveras although they were recently abolished.
However 1 Uganda Project an NGO based in California which supports needy children has stepped up to provide children especially in rural areas with school supplies so that they can go to school comfortably.
The team leader of 1 Uganda Project, Angela Morrow, said Namuyenje New Generation Primary School has got the first priority to receive the supplies for the children.
The school is located in Mukono district, Nakisunga Sub County in Mukono South.
“The school has been receiving gifts of school supplies from 1 Uganda Project for over five years, however, we are looking forward to extend this project to more needy schools around the country,” she added.
During their visit at the school recently children received 300 pairs of shoes, 200 school bags and 800 socks. Teachers were also provided with teaching materials and an office printer to run the school smoothly.
The founder and director of Namuyenje, Pastor Harriet Ssenfuka, said she started the project of looking after the poor and needy children in 2001 with the inspiration of her mother who educated many needy and poor children so that they could also have a comfortable life.