In January 2018, Artists Against Hunger (AAH) representative, Ronald Mutebi, reached out to LiteHaus over Facebook, informing us of his incredible story and the every day battle which AAH endured. 57 schooling age Ugandan children owe their opportunity at an education to Ronald and his orphanage, who house and feed them.
Ronald explains that education is paramount to a young adult's success and quality of life in Uganda as the children he raises face problems such as unemployment, teenage pregnancy, and sexual abuse.
No child should have to face these injustices, so in May 2018, LiteHaus International made its first contribution to the education of the children in Uganda by funding the entire orphanage's stationery requirements for a semester.
In April 2018, an extraordinary young woman, who has asked to remain confidential, got in contact with us and shared her incredible story of perseverance. Walking for hours on end between villages, she devotes six days a week to teaching 86 mostly orphaned children who face the awful plight of being part of a minority religion in the country. Without an education, these children would remain starved of opportunities to reach anywhere near their full potential.
To support this wonderful micro-school initiative, LiteHaus International has since sent two stationery support packages all the way to the remote community in Punjab. These included exercise books and pens for each student, a portable whiteboard and pens, reading and learning materials and educational cards games. Many of these items are the first the children have ever owned.
In 2019, LiteHaus International committed to paying the rent for a small shelter for the children to gather and receive their chance at an education.