As the final preparations for the new school year are underway, we were very pleased to receive generous funding for two more solar panels for the site, funded by Scott Furciniti and Melanie Carver. These solar panels will be used to light our classrooms with the abundant free energy from the sun that is available at our campus situated right on the equator.
We have also received funding for a solar refrigerator, which will help enable business at our roadside stand. Our plan is to sell cool, refreshing drinks and snack items on this busy roadway. This will provide a source of income for Bizoha, helping to make the orphanage self-sustaining. A kind donation from Patrick Ketaner makes the purchase of this solar refrigerator possible. Powered by the sun, there will never be any electrical costs to run it.
Many individuals have sponsored desks for the children and the students, and construction of those items is underway now. They are being built right at the Bizoha campus. We are very grateful for the generosity of all the donors who have made these items possible for our campus. We are still seeking donations for student desks, teacher desks, and chalkboards for our ten classrooms. As you can see work is well underway and we will be ready to open the new school year on February 22, right after the Ugandan presidential elections taking place in early February that is delaying the start of the school year across the country.