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New school for Mityana orphans: first story built

As 2019 came to a close, a local construction crew in the small town of Mityana, Uganda finished construction on the first of two stories for the new school serving the 100+ orphans of Trio School & Orphanage.

Worldwide Friends of Ugandan Orphans had traveled to Mityana in October to kick-off building a replacement for the tattered tarp-walled structure the Mityana orphans had, until then, been using for their primary school education. Construction proceeded quickly, and by the end of December, the three first-story classrooms were finished. Three more will be added as the second story takes form.

The sturdy brick walls enclosing the completed first floor make for a stark comparison to the flapping and torn blue tarp that used to shield the orphans from the elements during class. When finished, the new school will boast two stories, six classrooms, 150 desks and tables, and will feature a ground-floor veranda and second-floor balcony. Construction will continue in three phases: phase 1 (first story) is complete, phase 2 (second story) is underway, and phase 3 (roof) will follow suite. The improvement that this school will provide to the orphaned children's education cannot be overstated.

Interior staircase from 1st to 2nd floor of new school

WFOUO can use your help in finishing and furnishing the Trio orphans' school! We are still accepting donations to fund the last stages of school construction (which will take place later this year), and we are seeking donations to support providing desks, chairs, and learning materials for the children. Monetary donations will directly support school construction and purchasing desks and chairs; notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, pencil sharpeners, chalk, laptops, and other school materials will also greatly help.

Worldwide Friends of Ugandan Orphans is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and empowering orphans across Uganda. We currently focus our efforts on orphans within a 50 mile radius of Uganda’s capital city of Kampala. To learn more, visit

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