Meet the Founder
I was born in 1995 in Bugomola, a village located in Kalungu a sub-district of Masaka, Uganda. Masaka is the land of immigrants, my parents included. As early as 1959 refugees came to reside there but between 1995 and 2000 there was a serious influx due to the Rwanda Genocide. With this influx came an HIV outbreak leaving many children without parents.
Life was very bleak for us but I was able to beat the odds unlike the majority of Ugandans with such a background. Knowing that most Ugandans live a harsh life like the one I came from, I decided to work hard and try to give hope to the less privileged people of Uganda. For me, this is providing free education, skills, accommodation, food and the word of God (hope) to thousands of kids with the same background that I came from. The little I have goes to saving kids from streets, helping those from less privileged families with and without parents, supporting women with zero income, and aiding the entire community that I am associated with.
Meet the Fundraising Team
These are the people behind Walk300 and Kayak82, the team that has taken up the gauntlet to fundraise and support Bright Light Primary School the best way they can.
A Student of Plymouth University and Joel’s fiancée. They met in Uganda while she was on mission. She is the one that devised the idea of doing starting doing challenges to raise money for the school.
Roger and Rachael Phillips
Outreach and support
Parents to Gracie Phillips and according to her, they are the backbone to the challenges. They are the reason she is able to complete the challenges. Without them, the amount raise during walk300 would not have been.
Does that Computer Stuff
Without Nathan, this site would not exist. He is also a vital team member during challenges offering that much-needed oomph. If anything goes wrong on the technical side, he is the one to call.
Don’t forget what we are here for. We may do the work but it means little without funding. We can go so much further with your help.