Providing our children with a quality education involves more than keeping them in school. In rural Uganda most children sit in classrooms with more than 100 other students, while sharing one teacher and a few textbooks for the entire class.
For this reason Covenant Mercies decided to make a direct investment into our children’s education. So, we established New Life School in the Nagongera region in September 2008.
Construction began with the establishment of three buildings (two classrooms and one administrative), then girls and boys dormitories, science labs, a library, a kitchen with a dining hall, and a playing field. The total cost when it’s all said and done? Approximately $500,000.
Classes began on campus in 2010, and the student population grew to 140 in 2011(of the total 140 New Life students in 2011, 106 were our sponsored kids.)
Our long-term goal is to develop the school’s infrastructure to accommodate about 500 students per school year. This will provide the advantage of quality Christian education not only for our own sponsored children, but for the broader community as well.