Location: Fort Portal, Kabarole, Kampala, Masaka and Mukono
Total Budget: $6,056
Areas of Focus: Basic education and literacy; Disease prevention and treatment; Maternal and child health.
Activity Types: Basic Education; Disease Prevention; Child Health.
Summary: To provide one trimester expenses for tuition, educational and personal hygiene needs of at least 43 students enrolled in two primary and eight secondary schools in five communities in Uganda.
Malayika Rescue Missions (Malayika) is a 501[c]3 founded in 2013 by Uganda-born Rotarian, Jolly Kahunde, a member of Mid-Cities Pacesetters Rotary Club (MCP), and is focused on educating underprivileged children in Uganda. Malayika pays tuition, provides uniforms, toiletries, clothing, shoes, bedding, misc. school supplies, and transportation for 43 students (31 elementary and 12 secondary) at two elementary schools and eight secondary schools in Fort Portal, Kabarole, Kampala, Masaka, and Mukono, Uganda. In addition Malayika promotes farming and animal husbandry in Fort Portal.
Elementary tuition per student averages $61 per trimester while secondary trimester costs average $384 per student. In the past year, Malayika's secondary enrollment grew from six to 12 students, a major factor in the trimester cost increase from $4,063 to $5,446. Also, Malayika would like to serve additional elementary students wanting to register who cannot afford tuition. Many of these children are HIV positive and require medication and developmental initiatives as well. This grant will cover one trimester educational and personal hygiene expenses, covering the recent increased secondary enrollment. It will allow up to 10 additional elementary students to enroll or permit 2 elementary students currently enrolled to graduate to secondary school. Or, if other funding becomes unavailable, this grant will allow a like number of currently enrolled students to continue their education.
Three MCP Rotary members (Bill Bracken, Dawn Davis and Jolly Kahunde) serve on the Malayika Board of Directors and as individual financial contributors. Our MCP sponsored Interact Clubs at Trinity and Richland high schools, with MCP Rotarians (Jennifer Muirhead, Michelle Johnson and Melissa Olger) as mentors also contribute directly to Malayika by sponsoring one child's annual tuition. Three other Rotarians have been involved in Malayika related fund raising activities this past year (Sharon Cox, Dan Davis and Ed Markey). MCP was a direct financial contributor to Malayika in 2018-19 with a matching grant P-2441 ($1,612) and an additional $489 contribution. https://www.malayikarescuemissions.org/gallery/