With the recent media focus on the events in Uganda, you may want to know how you can help. It’s great to learn there are small hands-on groups like the Mtaala Foundation who are doing just that. “Mtaala,” pronounced mah-tah-lah, means “learning” in Swahili. This group is dedicated to building secondary schools in Uganda where none existed previously. These schools offer young people a chance at a life they may have never imagined. Some of the children were victims of Kony’s army; all have been affected by the atrocity.
Mtaala students gather in a classroom after school to study
100% of money raised by Mtaala goes directly toward making community improvements in Uganda. There are no salaries for foundation members; they are all volunteers. And you can help, too.
Mtaala has a brand new shop on Etsy featuring necklaces made by Mtaala students and women of the region. These beautiful beads are made of recycled paper, and will definitely add a bright pop of color to your summer outfits. And every single dollar goes right into helping the beautiful people of Uganda!
Masette, an Mtaala student, participates in bead making after school
How else can you support Mtaala? Learn more about their mission on the Mtaala website and like Mtaala on Facebook to receive updates about current happenings. Hopefully you can spare a few minutes or a few dollars to help!