“Not even the Neighbours 🐓 🐓 or 🐐🐐in the compound. Not even a single bird is around.”

Nyamabuga Foundational School is strangely silent, we are missing the happy voices of active children.  It is hard to believe that during this lockdown not a child can be seen.

Nyamabuga School is waiting to hear what procedures will be required by the Government in order to reopen.

Emmanuel Mwesigye, Nyamabuga’s Director shares about the situation:

“The government is thinking of reopening schools on the 14th of July. Previously, they promised to open June 17th, but it did not happen. We hope we will open Grades 1 – 6 this month. We are still waiting for the governments guidelines; and we should have them  before the 17th.”

Emmanuel says there will be strict rules in place that ensure students will not be too close to each other, or to the teachers. Also, the teachers will need to stay on the school premises instead of going to their homes or rentals like they normally do. We continue to pray each of you are doing well, as we learn to navigate life in a global pandemic.

Making frequent trips from the farm, loaded with desperately needed food supplies people cannot get during the lockdown.

In the meantime, our friends at Nyamabuga are busy with sustainability projects that will help feed the children and provide funds for the school.

Emmanuel has not been silent, he has focused NEEPUganda on developing the 67 acre farm to be able to supply fish, chicken, eggs and pork, as well as the essential beans, corn and bananas for the children when they are allowed to return to school.

The chicken house completed in April, is ready to raise up to 300 laying hens and 200 broilers.
Taken in beginning of June when the baby chicks just arrived.
Look how big they are now.  They are almost 2 months old!!
New fish farm ready to be stocked with fish.  This pond took several weeks to hand dig and it is 10 to 12 feet deep.
This Momma pig gave 10 little ones.  What an exciting day!!
Wish I could text you this and eat it there and then. Product from the garden at the guest wing.

“Thank you for your continued love, care and believing in what’s being done for God’s Kingdom.  Thank you!” Emmanuel Mwesigye, Director