BUILD A LEGACY
Building a new
BUILD A LEGACY is a campaign intended to help raise funds to build a new Lusaka School.
Lusaka School Center is one of the eight Christian school centers Imani Milele Children operates throughout Uganda. Located in a suburb of Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, just 4 miles from the city center, Lusaka is home to Imani Milele Children’s head office in Uganda.
Sitting on approximately 14,520 square feet, the small school has made significant contributions to its poor community, providing education to orphaned and vulnerable children, and improving their lives holistically through the work of Imani Milele Children.
The school prides itself in the excellent student grades that it has produced since 2016, making it the best in its school division. As a result, its student population has grown from 420 in 2016 to 672 children by 2019, and is still growing. Regardless of each child's background and story, the school welcomes them all and has played a significant role in their spiritual nourishment and character development.
Unfortunately, towards the end of 2014, the school was on the verge of being closed by Uganda’s Department of Education due to failure to meet the required infrastructural standards.
Among the many concerns, our student population has outgrown the current classroom and school space. The classrooms are in a poor state – they are semi-permanent structures, made of wood and very small in size.
The current school lacks a dining hall, and food is prepared over an open fire and served from a small make shift kitchen. (second sentence good) The school also lacks enough bathrooms to accommodation the student population.
The cost of building the school to completion is estimated to be $2,651,739.
The school will be just over 51,000 square feet in size and will include a four-story main building, plus a separate building for the commercial kitchen and food storage areas.
The cost of construction is roughly $52 per square foot, plus the cost of an underground water harvesting tank, security perimeter, furnishings, outdoor landscaping, and parking areas.
As of October 2021, the main building has been shelled to the third floor, the shell of the fourth floor is under construction and work has begun on the foundation of the kitchen building. We have raised $1,085,494 so far, and we are now working to raise the $1,566,245 needed to complete the project.
BUILD A LEGACY
The family legacy’s goal is to fund a part of the school from your family, select a bible verse for that doorway and have your children, grandchildren and beyond know that your family legacy is one of character and faith. Hopeful, that one day they will visit your legacy. We are looking for families or individuals that are willing to make a pledge and commitment to help us accomplish building the school by sponsoring one of the projects listed below.
As we continue to invest in the future of Uganda's orphaned and vulnerable children, will you consider making an annual financial commitment for three years towards this project? You may also choose to make a one-time donation.
100% of all funds given for this campaign will go towards this project. Using photos and videos, we will update you on every progress, holding ourselves fully accountable for every dollar spent.