Make Your Mark(et)

Make Your Mark(et) is back!

From March 15 to April 15, purchase items through our online market featuring locally sourced supplies, cleaning products, food and more! It couldn’t be easier: you shop, and the students in Uganda receive the support they need to continue their education. By shopping locally, you’re also helping small businesses on the ground in Kabale grow.

Our annual shopping special only lasts for one month… make sure to Make Your Mark(et) before April 15! 

Not sure where to start? You can Make Your Mark by purchasing textbooks, meals, and school supplies for a student, or you can support construction of the next two classrooms at Rukundo Preparatory School (RPS).

Help Students Succeed!

Understanding the value of early childhood education, and desperate to break the curse of intergenerational poverty, Merisa‘s father intended to enroll her in nursery school at 3 years. He became disappointed when he found the closest pre-primary school was more than two miles away. When he heard of Rukundo’s nursery opening in 2018, he immediately enrolled his daughter in the 4 year old class! The family’s income qualified Merisa for a full scholarship. 
Just 10% of Ugandan children have the opportunity to attend pre-primary school. In rural villages like Kyanamira, that number is considerably lower, as most nursery schools are centered in urban areas.* Even where facilities are accessible, most families cannot afford the costs, and conditions are often poor.
Merisa proved to be a hard-working pupil who excels in class and extracurricular activities. However, in 2021 she became chronically ill and was diagnosed with uterine cancer. The costs for treatment were far outside her family’s reach. Under our extenuating medical policy, RI covered Merisa‘s treatment. 
Merisa, now 10 years old and in the fourth grade, says, If I was not in RPS and also sponsored by the scholar’s program, I truly don’t think I would be living. I am now healed due to receiving proper medication and treatment that was paid for by RI at a time when my parents could not afford it.”
She continues, “I love being a student at RPS. I’m studying very well. I have so many friends. I enjoy learning, the nice meals provided by the school, and playing netball and football (soccer). I am very thankful to my teachers, the scholars department and RI for loving me and supporting my health and education.”

On your mark… get set… go!

Will you join our global network of supporters to help raise $10,000 and be part of empowering our students to be leaders, ultimately changing the lives of an entire community? 

Help families like Merisa’s by browsing the online market. We’re sure you’ll find life-changing items to put in your shopping cart. A musical instrument? Seeds for our garden? School choir costumes that help tell Uganda’s rich, cultural history? It’s all there and more, but only for one month. 

Set our students up for success and make a lasting impact by Making Your Mark(et) today!

We continue to be grateful for your overwhelming support – support that allows us to provide holistic care for students like Merisa.

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Our Goal - $10k
Our goal for this campaign is $10,000. Come back throughout the month and track our progress. We could not do any of this without you!

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The best way to support the mission and programs of Rukundo International is to sign up as a $1 a day donor. Your $30 monthly donation sustains us throughout the year and helps fund our operations.

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