BAKKA WELL PROJECT
Location of the project: Wakiso District in central Uganda
Marissa’s House Project is HONORED to have just funded ($8,000) another fresh water well for the Bakka Church Home in Uganda. The project will include surveys, drilling and installation of a well, on the grounds of the Church Home. This will enable not only the kids at Bakka Church Home, but the villagers in the surrounding area to have access to plenty of clean water every day. The children will be able to attend school and their health will improve. As the villagers come to pump their daily water they will have the opportunity to interact with the church members and the children as well, hopefully, promoting more of a community.
Something so basic and so simple that we take for granted can mean EVERYTHING to children in Africa.
Marissa’s dream of serving the children of Africa continues!
WELENCHITY CLASS ROOMS BUILDING COMPLETION PROJECT
Location of the project: – Oromiya Administrative region, Welenchity, Ethiopia
The Welenchity Emmanuel United Church is serving their community not only in spiritual ways but also socially by trying to fulfill the needs of community. Due to the high percentage of poverty in the village many children do not go to school, and many of them drop out from school at an early age because the available school is very far from their village. To solve this problem the church opened a school a few years ago to teach academics as well as offer spiritual and moral education.
The school teaches more than 500 children from nursery up to grade 1. But the need of child education in the community was beyond their capacity and there were not enough classrooms. Marissa’s House Projects was awarded a $3,500.00 Grant from the MDRT Foundation Worldwide Grant to fund the completion of 6 classrooms that were already under construction.
WONJISHOWA SCHOOL TEXTBOOK PROJECT
Location of the project: Oromiya Administrative region, Wonjishowa Town, Ethiopia
The Wonjishowa School project started almost 9 years ago. There are approximately 900 students attending the school from Kindergarten up to Grade 8. At the beginning of the 2015/2016 education season, about 80 students transferred to Grade 9, creating an immediate need for the school to provide textbooks for these students. This is one of the requirements of the Ethiopian government that must be fulfilled in order to obtain a permit license to be able to offer Grade 9 within the school compound. If Grade 9 was not offered, these students would not be able to continue their high school education. As a result of continuing education for these children, the eventuality of living in abject poverty is lessened and the hope is that they will continue to grow into productive, participating citizens who are able to provide for themselves and their families.
Marissa’s House Projects was able to fund the purchase of 80 sets of Grade 9 textbooks in the following subjects:
- Amharic (the native language of Ethiopia)
- Civic Education