We are excited to announce the grand opening of our new Community Center in the rural Iganga district! Consisting of a regional office, classrooms for tailoring and teaching, and a computer classroom, this center represents two years of learning and listening to the community members and the replication of the S.O.U.L. model in other remote areas of Uganda facing critical needs. It will be the hub for new women's projects, educational sponsorships, and work in partnership with the community to launch additional programs beginning this summer.
In April 2016, we welcomed the Iganga community members to the Community Center grand opening ceremony. It was a day of celebration with the community members, whose excitement about this new initiative attests to the strength of the community partnership that S.O.U.L. has established over the past two years in Iganga. The Head Teacher at Buyanga Primary School in Iganga welcomed S.O.U.L. with the following message:
“It gives me the pleasure on behalf of the school administration, management, and the entire Buyanga primary school community to warmly welcome you all to this place. In a special way, I am delighted to welcome the S.O.U.L. Foundation. Thank you for coming. I wish to convey my sincere gratitude for your love and support to the vulnerable people of this area, without which no successful development would be realized…. I honestly extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to the S.O.U.L. Foundation and everybody present for this day and wish you good deliberations.”
We can’t wait to continue our partnership with this community as we continue to expand in the area!