The Rukungiri Orphan Partnership is a Christian organisation set up to help Alice and John Tumusiime with their vision of providing for orphan and needy children in the Rukungiri district of southern Uganda. Alice and John founded Rukungiri Modern Primary School so that these children can get an education, which in turn will help them to improve their opportunities for the future.
Support Our Work
Our support is achieved mainly through sponsorship of individual children, many of whom have lost one or both parents to Aids or other illnesses. By helping in this way you can make a real difference to a child’s life.
We also help the school through fundraising so they can improve the facilities and provision for the children. Our projects page will tell you more about the current project and some of our past projects.
Our AGM will be held on Thursday 29th April on Zoom Anyone who wishes to attend should get in touch with Judy Cave for the access code.
Covid 19 Update – March 2021
For the majority of 2020, the school was closed. The charity were and still are sending money to pay the teachers as we agreed that they should not be penalised because they couldn’t teach through no fault of their own. We have kept close contact with them during this difficult period.
Whilst Covid has been doing some damage in their country, they have not suffered the same number of deaths as the West, probably because there are big distances between their main towns and cities. However what they have been suffering from is a lack of food, starvation in some cases.
We have provided food parcels to a lot of the families through the hard work and dedication of the Deputy Headmaster Silver, supported by the Headmaster and other members of staff who are completely committed to the children and their wellbeing.
The P7 children (top primary) have been back at school for a while and are preparing for their national exams in March. Please pray for them. The Ugandan Government is allowing P6 to reopen in March with P4&5 reopening in April and P1-3 reopening in June. If anything changes, we will keep you updated.
We have now set up a charity giving account on Smile Amazon under the name of the charity. Sign into https://smile.amazon.co.uk. We receive 0.05% every time you order something, but you must be signed into Smile Amazon, not the main Amazon site. Go to ‘your account’ and select a charity. As you start typing into the dropdown bar, Rukungiri Orphan Partnership should appear. If you have any problems, please contact us on email@example.com set up specifically for this purpose.