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Myende School Koome Island

The Koome Islands has an approximate population of 12,000 people; this is spread over approximately 30 landing sites. There are around 800 people in the landing sites of Myende, Ssasa, Kayaanja, Kisigala and Buzibira Village. The occupants make their living through fishing.

Through various grants, the Jane Goodall Institute, Born Free Foundation, organizations and generous individuals; Myende Primary School was built.

The school currently has around 190 students with 5 teachers including a headmaster. With 4 classrooms and an office the school is in dire need of cement flooring, additional rooms and a headmaster home.

As the island gets it's water from Lake Victoria, illness and deaths are high. Feces contibute to worm infestation, dysentery, cholera, typhoid and other viruses. The lake is the villagers latrine as well as the animals.

Needed; gutter, filters, water tanks and toilet facilities. Textbooks for the school along with teachers manuals and library books. School furniture,
out door playing equipment and clothes for the children appreciated.

I have been to this island and fell in love with the people. Here the women make the paper necklaces and bracelets sold to the tourists.
On our August 09 Mission, My dear friend Josie Bradshop shall teach the villagers knitting. Hopefully a cottage industry shall begin.

Projected projects: medical clinics, an infirmary, self empowerment, vocational training, dormitory for the school, playground, a "Garden of Hope," pumps and safe drinking water.

This island is 10 minutes by canoe from Jane Goodalls Ngamba Island for orphaned chimps. I love this place, the people are so appreciate of a smile and hug.......you have to come and visit....a hearwarming and tearful experience!

Please help the people here; your heart will be full!

Thank You and God Bless!

Linda