JOMAIN Midland Academy
Areas of work
Offering affordable education to the rural families of Bwendero.
Children at JOMAIN Academy pose for a photo before cutting the cake at their end of year party.
JOMAIN Midland Academy is based on the island of Kalanagala on Lake Victoria, which is in the furthest reaches of Greater Masaka Region. The island has the challenge of having a scarcely spread population, with hundreds of acres of plantations breaking communities. JOMAIN has been established to provide easier access to education for the Bwendero Community – previously, students as young as 3 years old had to walk long precarious distances through plantations, where they were exposed to risks of abduction and abuse.
The academy has now become a hub for the island community and has grown from its humble beginnings of just 3 pupils in 2017, to 46 pupils today. 26 of these students are boarding and currently, the school has to rent the boys accommodation taking away $568 of vital funds annually that can be used to improve the education and welfare of the students.
This is where you come in…
2019 Goals for JOMAIN Midland Academy
- To safely house 41 girls in the newly constructed dormitory.
- To generate a further $318 per school term, to be utilised for helping 3 disadvantaged students attend school.
How you’ll help us achieve the goals
In 2019, you can fundraise to support the building of a girl’s dormitory at JOMAIN Midland Academy. The boys will then move into the current girl’s dormitory, giving the girls the new more secure and safer building. The space that this will create will greatly reduce the risk of disease, created through overcrowding.
The dorm will be able to house 40 girls and, not only save the school money but also generate $106 monthly during the 9 months of school a year.
All this can be achieved when you run for this project in a marathon on the equator in Uganda.
Your Legacy Day During the Uganda Marathon Week
Distance to project: Max 3 hours
The planned fresh water well will need a water tank to pump water into, which will make the well far more efficient. This will be a fun, physical day where you will work alongside local experts to build the water tank base and dig some pipes. You’ll also get a chance to explore the school and meet some of the teachers and students there. Depending on timings, there will be a chance to have a fun sports day with the pupils at the school.
You’ll be kickstarting the first stage of putting your funded project into action. Throughout the day, you’ll be able to see and understand the full impact of your fundraising on the school and the local area.
Legacy day activities are subject to change at any time, this is not a final plan.
Come run and support our most rural based project yet, and provide a better quality education to the students of Lake Victoria Island.
It might not look like much, but with support, this academy can grow and thrive.