The mission of The Mawanda Project is to help provide food, housing, medical attention, education, and the love of a family to the underprivileged children in the town of Iganga, Uganda.
Partnered with our In-Country team, our goal is to educate the children of Africa in order to produce competitive citizens and promote a sustainable and creative world, provide food through local farming, help provide housing for the poor and orphaned children, provide sanitary and adequate medical attention for the sick and wounded, sponsor annual celebrations and additional events, and help meet the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the children in Africa.
In July of 2010, through IMPACT Global Missions, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, and the support of friends & family, The Mawanda Project's founder, Michelle Jue, traveled to Uganda for the very first time. It was there that she met a 12 year old boy, Bonny Mawanda, who she quickly became friends with and stayed in contact with after her trip. Throughout the years, Michelle often communicated with Bonny and his father, Pastor Daniel Mawanda. Cultivating these relationships, she began to understand the needs for the children and community of Iganga. Less than a year after launching this website in 2014, Michelle raised $1,500 with the goal of sending 15 children to school for their first semester. These donations allowed us to establish the Mawanda Project’s very own school, MD Standard School.