Poverty doesn’t just affect children in rural Ugandan communities. Even qualified teachers can struggle to make ends meet. Benon joined the Uphill Junior School in February 2017 and teaches children in Primary 4 and 5. School Director Elius tells us that he is very hard working and is an asset to the school. We received a request in October to pay a month’s salary in advance so that Benon could afford to buy this little house to provide a secure home for his wife and 5 children (4 of whom attend Uphill Junior School). We were happy to be able to support an Uphill teacher in this way and Elius sent us these photographs along with Benon’s grateful thanks. As ever, a little goes a very long way in rural communities like Iruhuura…
Benon with his wife and family
Small, simple homes like this are common in rural Uganda
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