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Family Care Uganda Orphanage and School

ONE OF THE KEY PROGRAMS MADE POSSIBLE BY VEHICLES DONATED TO DONATE A CAR 2 CHARITY IS THE FAMILY CARE UGANDA BOARDING SCHOOL AND ORPHANAGE NEAR GULU, UGANDA. THIS NONPROFIT SCHOOL AND ORPHANAGE IS GOING ON 10 YEARS NOW AND BENEFITS SEVERAL HUNDRED CHILDREN AND YOUTH WHO ARE ORPHANED OR WHO WERE BORN TO CHILD SOLDIERS WHO HAD BEEN FORCED TO SERVE IN JAMES KONY'S LIBERATION ARMY.

Currently, over 250 students are enrolled in the FCU school program, where, in addition to academic training and sports, the students are taught animal husbandry and farming - allowing them to contribute to the success of the school and broaden their skill set.

The FCU project receives a good part of their funding for the everyday running of the school from outside sources, however, many aspects of their projects are self-sustaining. For instance, they built their own brick kilns so staff and students can help create the bricks they need to build more student housing or other buildings to their school complex. They have also set up and maintain a large self-sustainable farm where they grow a lot of their fresh food and raise farm animals.  

In addition to their everyday schooling and training, FCU staff also try to introduce new concepts, professions and aspects of life outside of their small villages to encourage educational pursuits and professions that they have never been exposed to living in their small rural villages. As funding allows, staff take groups of children and youth on field trips to larger cities and visit hospitals, libraries, schools, and other institutions and businesses.

While most of FCU's children are from the local Gulu area, FCU has recently started taking in children from the Ik tribe in remote mountain villages. So far, they have welcomed 12 Ik students, all of whom are doing very well, having adjusted beautifully and are very appreciative of the opportunity to gain an education.  As space and funds allow, they plan to bring additional students to the school. 

For regular updates on life in the Family Care Uganda School or to donate financially to this program, please visit here.

 

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