Special Projects for Schools
Special projects provide clean water, develop solar energy, construct classrooms and dormitories to improve the quality of life for young people in the region. COHF has helped to create a good environment in the schools which is producing outstanding academic success for our students and their classmates. This brings joy and hope for the whole school community.
Health Care Projects
Most people who live in the Dioceses of Rulenge-Ngara and Kayanga do not have access to medical care. We provide funding for projects to improve the health of people living in this very rural and poor region.
Current Project Needs
Kitchen/Dining Hall for St. Augustine Primary School
St. Augustine Primary School is the poorest school where we have sponsored students. A few years ago the school was in crisis with a lack of water and adequate sanitation. The government said they would be shut down. COHF provided a large water tank, bathrooms and good sanitation. Since then the school has grown in numbers and now has 375 students. They were able to build a temporary kitchen and dining hall but again it is not adequate and considered a health risk, especially during the rainy season. The government will not allow the school to continue as a boarding school without an adequate cooking facility and a place for students to eat their meals.
COHF was able to contribute $10,000 toward starting the project. The remaining cost of the project is $33,552. Although a building project is more difficult to fund, it is necessary to keep the school in operation. St. Augustine is the only Catholic primary school in this very poor remote area.