At the Bwindi Watoto School, which we own and operate in remote Uganda, most of our two hundred students come from the poorest of families. We depend on general donations and sponsorships to keep the School going, always paying our own expenses when we travel to work.
Our nursery school was built by the previous owner. It literally fell apart. Conditions were horrific. We managed to put together most of the money needed to construct a new nursery school, but that's just walls and a roof. Better walls, but not yet a school.
We need money to create an open environment - not benches in a row with the weakest students sitting on the last one; we need educational toys and crayons, pencils and paint and materials for creating, crafting and imagining - and low shelves where children can find books - and lots and lots of books to put on those shelves.
Our teachers are beginning to learn how to make learning more engaging- and effective (and we are looking for funds for more training). Having a new nursery building is great, but if we cannot create an environment that helps children love learning, it is just a building.