Karen Academy & Orphanage – Meet the Kids: David Mulwani


Meet the Kids: David Mulwani

At Karen Academy, supported by ForAfricanJews.org, we are dedicated to nurturing and educating the next generation of leaders within the African Jewish community. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive education that blends secular and Jewish teachings, empowering our students with knowledge, skills, and values for life.

David Mulwani’s Story

Today, we are excited to introduce you to one of our precious students, David Mulwani. David is a shining example of the positive impact Karen Academy has on the lives of our children. Here’s what he has to say about his experience at Karen Academy:

My name is David Mulwani. My school is Karen P/S. What Karen has done for me:

  • Helped me to learn the four questions on Pesach (Passover).
  • Has made me making Kidusho on Shabbat.
  • Made me love humanity.

David’s heartfelt words reflect the essence of our educational approach. At Karen Academy, we focus not only on academic excellence but also on instilling a deep appreciation for Jewish traditions and values.

Our Mission at Karen Academy

Karen Academy, located in Buwenge, Uganda, serves as a beacon of hope for 300 children in Nakagyo village. Our curriculum is designed to offer a blend of secular education and Jewish teachings, ensuring our students are well-rounded individuals ready to contribute positively to society. Here’s a glimpse into a typical day at our academy:

  • 08:00 am: The school day begins with enthusiasm and hope.
  • 08:10 am: A whole school assembly infused with Jewish teachings.
  • 08:30 am: Physical education sessions to promote health and teamwork.
  • 09:00 am: Diverse lessons in Hebrew, English, math, and science.
  • 10:30 am: A nourishing break with porridge.
  • 11:00 am: Interactive lessons resume, offering a broad educational experience.
  • 13:00 pm: Lunch break, a time for rest and play.
  • 14:00 pm: Afternoon lessons for academic and personal growth.
  • 15:30 pm: The day concludes with new knowledge and memories.

Overcoming Challenges

Despite the tremendous potential we see in our students, we face significant challenges. Our current resources are limited, with temporary structures and scarce access to essential scholastic materials, nutritious meals, and adequate water supply. However, we remain committed to overcoming these obstacles to provide a safe and conducive learning environment.

How You Can Help

Your support can make a significant difference in the lives of our students. Here’s how you can help:

  • $50 provides school supplies for one child for a year.
  • $100 sponsors a teacher’s training workshop.
  • $500 contributes towards building a classroom.
  • $1,000 supports our scholarship fund, making education accessible to underprivileged children.

Your contributions go beyond monetary donations; they are investments in the future of these children, the preservation of Jewish heritage, and the upliftment of the broader community.

Join Our Journey

By donating to Karen Junior Academy, you become an integral part of our family, lighting up the path to a brighter future for hundreds of children like David. Your generosity helps us enhance our educational facilities, provide vital resources, offer nutritious meals, and ensure fair compensation for our dedicated teachers.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. Together, we can build dreams, nurture hope, and create lasting change.

All donations are tax-deductible as For African Jews is a 501c3 US Non-Profit (EIN: 88-3069203).


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