Classes throughout Uganda's schools have been suspended since March due to COVID. At RRAChild's Visionary Learning Center, however, things have been busier than ever! VLC is not only a school, it is also a permanent home for 29 boarding students and a vital source of support for the entire surrounding community.
It is also a working center of food production with various crops, chickens, goats, and one mischievous cow! It is also a source of employment for several locals. We have maintained three full-time staff members during the closure and also employ other members of the faculty for other work when possible.
In the past seven months we have worked hard to maintain operations as well as meet the extra challenges the pandemic has placed in our way. Shortages and price increases left many in the community short on food. We have fed anyone coming to the school looking for a meal and have also delivered bulk food items to families in need. The Ugandan government also required the construction of an additional classroom to meet social distancing requirements when classes resume.
The work has been hard and the financial needs have been staggering. In the end, though, we've made it, all because of YOU, our wonderful supporters! Buildings were built, animals were fed, crops were raised, the sick were made well, and our kids continued to be given nourishment, protection, stability, comfort, and love.
THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us especially during these challenging times for the whole world. We wouldn't have survived without you.
Our deepest love and appreciation to all of you from everyone here at Team RRAChild!
For anyone who like to donate now or when you are able, our official PayPal E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. (run by Stephen Jones, the head of RRA Child USA) If possible, please funds via the "friends and family" option. This saves us on PayPal fees.
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