With excitement in the air, residents in the remote Kadama mountains, Nakapiripirit district, Karamoja sub-region attended the groundbreaking ceremony of a new school to be built in their area by Fields of Life, a non-governmental organization committed to sharing the Christian faith, by collaborating with local communities and churches in East Africa.
The organisation announced Friday that the school is being funded by the Fields of Life Alumni, including Sam Lukas Lugolobyo, also known as Levixone, one of Uganda’s top gospel artistes.
“These young people, who received an education through Fields of Life, are now giving back and doing what they can to help others in their country,” the organisation said.
Bernard Masaba, the coordinator fields of life, revealed that they have so far raised over 350 million shs for the construction.
It should be remembered that Levixone last year staged a concert dubbed “Levixone For Karamoja” – and later the ‘The Storytellers Tour’ across Ireland, UK with the sole purpose of raising funds towards the above cause.
Speaking to journalists over the weekend, John Lonyee, the district councilor for Morita sub-county revealed that the school will relieve the students of their plight.
The District Education Officer Nakapiritirit, Raymond Korobe, is quoted as saying the literacy levels in the community stands at a staggering 1%. “The Kadama minority community, which is marginalised have a glimmer of hope that its youngsters can embrace academia and scale heights that looked too monumental to face.”
Additionally, Fields of Life last week held a celebration in Kayunga district to end their Head Teachers Conference and 25 years of it’s services in Uganda.