Since 1993, the Kibaale Community Centre has been transforming lives in the Rakai District of Uganda by providing healthcare, development resources and a quality Christian education to the neediest of the needy. Each of the 1500 nursery, primary, secondary and vocational students are chosen from the most disadvantaged homes in a region that has been devastated by AIDS and extreme poverty. The care each of these children receives from dedicated staff members allows them to overcome their challenging circumstances and improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Another way this project cares for children is through the Child-Sponsorship Program where individuals and families in the West provide monthly support to a specific student at the school. The sponsorship money allows each child to receive a uniform, a daily meal, medical care and a quality education, and while meeting these physical needs is important, the sponsorship program provides even more lasting benefits. The education students receive at Kibaale Community not only equips them for academic success, it also introduces them to the love of God. When students feel loved by God and their sponsors they have hope for the future; this hope leads to the transformation of individuals and their communities.
Kuwasha International Development Society has chosen to partner with Kibaale Community Centre because of the evident love for needy children. We are proud to support the life-changing work of this project and thank you for your continued support.
The Papalia's, Franco, Karen, Zak, Josh and Sam, were first introduced to the Kibaale Project when the boys began attending Pacific Academy School. Pacific Academy operates the Kibaale Community School in the Rakai district of Uganda, through the Pacific Academy Outreach Society. In 1998, the Papalia family sponsored four very young boys, Daniel, Luke, John and Paul. Sponsorship includes the cost of education, uniforms, a daily meal and healthcare.
In 2005, Franco visited the Kibaale School in Uganda and had the opportunity to personally meet the boys and their families. They communicate regularly by mail and email. The Papalia's continue to fund the education needs of the boys. Paul and Luke completed a two year post secondary vocational program at Kibaale school in the Carpentry program. They are now both very successful and working in local trades shops and making a fair wage. John moved from his village to Kampala, the capital city of Uganda, to seek opportunities.