The next phase in the development of St. Fausta’s is to seek funding for building a kitchen, new toilets and showers and to finish and paint the school.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
In partnership with Woodcarver Joseph there will be some Ugandan carvings up for bid on eBay. This is the first item http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160445028474
This is one of the most beautiful carvings that I have ever seen, check it out!
And thank you for your support
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Ya-All have a good day
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sponsor a student for $150 per term or $450 per year (three terms per year).
To finish the kitchen and bathrooms-including composting toilets and grey water treatment: $2560
Kitchen equipment: $2200
Walls and security: $1660
Classrooms and office including paint and rainwater harvesting: $2375
Like any school, books are precious and necessary.
Connection to the phone line for Internet access is $300, monthly Internet access $100.
And the dream, for the regular power outages, is $10,000 for a solar power system.
Friends visited this summer and are providing us with an avenue for support. If you wish to donate to St. Fausta’s through them you can and will receive tax benefits. Checks, with a note that it is for St. Fausta’s, should be made out and mailed to:
15 Gramercy Park,
NY, NY 10003
Thursday, September 17, 2009
In the interest of a sustainable school and bearing in mind that finishing Primary school in Uganda is no guarantee of future education we are starting a new program. Next February begins the new school year and we will have Industrial Arts classes for students in P5-P7 (fifth through seventh graders). The younger classes will still be required to pay tuition. Sale of the products made will go towards paying their tuition and sustaining the school. Along with classes in beading, weaving, sewing, carpentry and small-scale foundry they will have classes in entrepreneurship so they can understand what it means to operate a business. This program is inspired by Berea College in Kentucky (http://www.berea.edu/about/), Teach A Man To Fish (http://www.teachamantofish.org.uk/) and the Fundacion Paraguaya’s Escuela agricola (http://www.fundacionparaguaya.org.py/index.php?c=307). This along with the permaculture garden and green technology incorporated in the rehabilitation of the school will make the school more sustainable in the long term.