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Hope amongst tragedy - help us buy a school bus

Closed Cause page created in the Education category by Lindsay Walker JP for "The Children of Kakuuto Christian School, Uganda"

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Help us purchase a school bus for Kakuuto Christian Primary School to keep children safe as they travel to school.

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As a parent or family member, a school teacher or sports coach ... can you imagine your worst nightmare? Perhaps it is this one: seeing your child go off to school in the morning only to find out a few hours later that she had been brutally violated and murdered, her body thrown in a water filled ditch not far from the school she was walking to.

I arrived for my second visit to Kakuuto, only a week after this tragedy. The Kakuuto Christian Primary school was understandably still in great shock and grieving for one of their own. And understandably, this tragedy has deeply traumatised me. There is a lot of need in Uganda, and we have seen so much change and hope through the projects and funds we have injected into this community; but without a doubt, I am determined that this tragedy will never happen again. It is very likely that the girl would have been one of the 500 children who greeted me with wonderful smiles and great respect when I visited the same school in 2015.

More of the story and photos can be seen on our blog site:

Children walking to school, often for great distances, is a common sight in Africa. But now parents are terrified and will not send their children to school. This school has a growing reputation for excellence and it would be a disaster if this tragedy was to taint the schools reputation.

So I am appealing to you to help buy a school bus. It is not a brand new one, (as you can see it has several ripped seats), but it will serve the purpose of keeping these beautiful children safe.

Every Dollar donated will go to the "Buy the Bus Project" and pay for the purchase of diesel to run it for 6 months.

You can also donate through our website:

Givealittle does charge a 5% fee, please consider giving an extra 5% if giving this way.

PLEASE PLEASE HELP !!! (the person/ people responsible have not been caught)

Lindsay Walker JP's involvement (page creator)

I have visited the school twice, and after raising over $50,000 to support other projects in the village, the next project is to support the school and safety of its students.

Use of funds

We want to raise $30,000 to buy a bus and also provide the school with $3,600 towards running costs for the first 6 months.

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A letter from Kakuuto School  3 May 2018

Posted by: Lindsay Walker JP

This letter is to support our givealittle page.

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