Summer 2016 Grant Recipient #6: Heart for Africa
for July 5th, 2016
Amazima Ministries & School: Learning Lab (Jinja, Uganda)
Grant to be Awarded: $30,000
A new Learning/technology lab at The Amazima School.
While we are not trying to replicate the typical Western school’s technology, we do want to prepare these children well. The technology we are planning for will certainly equip Ugandan students to engage in any career God moves them toward. This investment in The Amazima School comes in at $30,000.
It includes, Chromebooks, computers for the teachers, projectors, and the necessary software. 490 students and 70 teachers every year after 2024 (adding approximately 70 students every year).
This project offers employment, allowing each person to earn wages that support their families and others, on average, each Swazi employee is supporting 13 other people back at their homestead. All net profits generated by the Khutsala Artisans are re-invested into Heart for Africa primarily being used to provide long term love and care for the 109 orphaned or abandoned babies who call Project Canaan “home”.
Khutsala Artisans is growing quickly and we have no more physical space to hire new people. A $67,000 grant would allow us to build an extension on the current building that would double it in size.
We currently employ 90 local Swazis in our Artisan program, the expansion to the current building would allow us to literally double the number of employees who work at Khutsala, thereby generating more employment opportunities. We could potentially have up to 180 artisans employed and further our belief of empowerment through employment.
If we have 180 Swazi artisans and each one supports an average of 13 people, that is over 2,300 Swazis directly affected by this expansion. The funding would also include the building of much needed staff toilets and hand washing facilities. A multi-purpose room for education on hygiene, HIV/AIDS, TB, family planning, rape/incest, bible studies and discipleship classes along with education on other important issues.