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    Brightening up a classroom in Nakivale

    Day 179

    More Color!

    The Rubondo community in Nakivale Refugee Settlement, Uganda, is very remote – the nearest secondary school was over an hour drive away, and too far for many students who had finished their primary education and were craving more.

    So the community came together to build a secondary school, literally brick-by-brick. Word of the idea spread in December, gaining support and traction, and official construction of the school began just this January. We’re proud to say that the first two-room school building was finished in March!

    We were so inspired by the story of this community. And we wanted to help them do even more.

    We started by adding a little bit of color to the school, and hiring painters to add two beautiful murals to the back wall of their two classrooms!

    Many of the students told us how much they loved the murals, and that they really brightened their day.

    They even incorporated the school’s color — a dark green — to let them know that both they and the school were an integral part of the bright change happening in their community.

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