Kamukama Foundation sponsors provide an education to children growing up in extreme poverty who would not otherwise have the opportunity to attend school. Sponsorships provide school tuition, healthcare, and two meals per day. $25.00 per month gives a child the chance to break the cycle of poverty and spark hope for the future.
Donations are critical to supporting supplemental school programming and providing resources that enrich each child’s experience. Past projects made possible by donations include: teacher trainings, classroom textbooks and technology, school kitchen and sanitation infrastructure, school gardens, and a girl’s dormitory. In addition, donations have allowed us to hire social workers onsite to support children and their families.
The Foundation’s cornerstone partners are Victory Nursery & Primary School and Ebenezer Nursery & Primary School. Because of the generosity of Kamukama Foundation supporters, students who graduate from these schools now have the resources to continue their education. Today, the Foundation supports Victory and Ebenezer graduates across 9 different secondary and vocational schools. Our commitment is to continue to invest in the individual journey of each student and awaken dreams, whatever those dreams may be.
Sylvia and Victor Bahati started Victory School in 2006. Having known poverty firsthand, they sought out a way to positively impact the children in the community. Their mission was to provide an education to the most vulnerable children. Funded from money saved by working at a local lodge the school enrolled 33 children and has since grown to over 300. As the sponsorship program grew so did the enrollment of students eager for a quality education.
Ebenezer School was built in 2016 when leaders in a community without a nursery or primary school came together to build a school for their children. Because of these community leaders, more than 200 children are now able to attend school. Ebenezer is owned by the Kyumbugushu Community Development Trust and is a cornerstone partner for the Kamukama Foundation. In 2019 The Kamukama Foundation partnered with Abercrombie and Kent Philanthropy to build Ebenezer’s new school campus.