E3 Africa is committed to reducing poverty and promoting human dignity through education. We seek to achieve this goal through the building and operation of a quality secondary school (commonly known as "colleges") in northern Uganda for an underserved population. Most of the quality schools in Uganda are private and are in the central and southern regions. Access to secondary education is challenging for low-income families since the Ugandan government will fund education through the equivalent of 6th grade only.
E3 Africa, through our Ugandan non-governmental organization (NGO)- EENU, has title to approximately 30 acres of fertile farmland east of the town of Moyo in northern Uganda. The full build-out on the site would be broken down into multiple phases and include:
- St. James the Greater Chapel (Broke ground in July 2018 and was donated by George & Dr. Susan Menking in honor of Father Robert Aliunzi, Founder of E3 Africa)
- Dr. Susan G. Menking Multi-Purpose Hall, which will serve as space for a cafeteria, gym, health clinic and more (completed February 18, 2017)
- Classroom blocks (8 total, 100 students each; 2 completed in January 2018)
- Dormitories (8 total, 100 students each; Phase 1 of construction July 2018)
- Teachers quarters (16 individual buildings, 48-bed max)
- Administration building
- Farm technology center (currently we are growing: beans, onions, cabbages, eggplants, bananas, maize)
- Science building and laboratory
- Computer IT center and library
- Sick bay for students and employees
- Power is provided by local infrastructure and solar panels
- Water is provided by an onsite well and water tower
When E3 Africa's school campus (known as St. Thomas Aquinas College, or STACE) is completed, we hope to serve over 800 students, most of whom are orphaned or from disadvantaged families. The school just recently started its second phase of construction. STACE will supplement a traditional curriculum with vocational training, peace & conflict resolution, and moral and spiritual transformation. The school chapel will nuture faith in the lives of our students and faculty through prayer and worship.
St. Thomas Aquinas College will also serve the community in the following ways: culture and arts programs in the multi-purpose hall; instruction and operation of a student farm that will provide fruits and vegetables for the students, faculty and surrounding villages; teaching valuable business and vocational/technical training skills; and by access to clean water from the school's well to local villages.
At its completion, St. Thomas Aquinas College will have the capacity to educate 800 students per year and employ approximately 40 teachers, five administrators, and five site staff.
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