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2023 UPDATE

Good Samaritan Center​

  • The Good Samaritan Centre is operating at full capacity after the challenges of COVID. 

  • Over 2500 children are currently being given free boarding and education. 

  • The goal of the Good Samaritan Center is to provide Christ-centered education for children from throughout the country of Uganda. 

  • It located in one of the districts of Kampala in the midst of a very poor area of the city. 

  • Children attending the school come from many different family situations including:

    • Children from areas/villages without opportunity for schooling

    • Children with no parents

    • Children of single parents or relatives as caregivers that cannot afford schooling. Basic schooling is available from the government but schools are typically overcrowded with lack of teachers. The quality of public education is significantly lacking

    • Children from the surrounding community that cannot afford schooling 

  • Tupendane and Southland Church contribute monthly funding to purchase beans as a part of their daily diet. Maize (corn) is used to make "posho" which is supplemented with the beans and makes up the basis of the children's nutritional needs. 

  • The students stay onsite for most of the year but are sent home for 3-4 weeks during summer. If students do not have a home to go to, provisions are made for them to stay at the school. This number can range from 400-500 that stay year round.

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Kingdom Farms

  • The BBT farmers continue to plant and harvest maize on their own, managing acreage on 2 farms

  • ​In September of 2022 Tupendane sent a container with a 4wd tractor and disker which arrived in March 2023. Representatives from Tupendane travelled to Uganda in April of 2023 to unpack, setup and train BBT staff on use of the equipment. This heavier equipment will better serve current farming capacity and allow for increasing acreage in the future.

  • Harvest of maize continues to provide the food requirements for Good Samaritan Centre.

  • Equipment previously sent (tractors, combine, planters etc.) continues to be operational but has demonstrated wear from being used heavily for the 2 growing seasons per year. This equipment is being maintained and repaired but a replacement plan is being considered.

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