This was an unexpected gift for Mondetta Charity Foundation. Our President, Kish Modha, had never met Louise, although he was familiar with her work with the CBC. Through subsequent estate payments, we received an additional $190,000, bringing Louise’s total donation to just over $450,000.
Since partnering with Kamwokya Primary School in 2005, we had watched the school greatly increase in attendance. In Uganda, education is regulated by a policy called Universal Primary Education (UPE). Under UPE guidelines, primary education is meant to be ‘free.’ While schools cannot charge tuition, however, they can charge material fees. Under UPE, schools are also not meant to turn away students. Our school’s location — in the middle of an urban slum — also attracted attention from the residents who noticed our partnership with the facility.