A Letter From Daniel Mawanda
Dear Friends of The Mawanda Project,
I am here to appreciate all your efforts and the support you put in the project and the school to complete the year 2015. I want to thank each and everybody who stands with us to help orphans and the needy children. You have been donating money to feed the children, rent the land, harvest maize, and money to pay the teachers and workers of the school. God bless you all. Our school is doing well. All our children passed the exams this year and we are going to add one class because our children who were in primary three passed to go to primary four. It means this year we are going to have classes from Nursery to Primary Four.
Thank you also for the support towards the Christmas Party. It was very great to celebrate Christmas with these children. We ate with about 130 children. Not only our children in the project but with all poor and orphan children in the community. People in the community are very happy for The Mawanda Project.
We met challenges in 2015 and it has been not easy to pay teachers salaries and also to get money to pay the rent where the school is. The school has no office and we have been using a mango tree as our office. One of our neighbors has been helping us to keep the school property like books, but recently a thief came to steal our books and the teacher chairs. We also lost one of our children who were in primary one. Her name was Praise Bagubya.
Our first semester of 2016 will start on 22 February. I request you to continue to support the project. The school budget for the first semester is a total amount of $2,428. Another request to all friends and supporters is we need $5,000 to buy the school land. This first semester we do not need to buy maize and it is not in our first semester budget because we have a garden of maize planted last year which will feed the school the first semester.
I thank Michelle for the big work done through her. I also thank all people who give money and are helping the needy children and orphans. God bless you.
Your Friend, Daniel Mawanda [Iganga, Uganda]