As AFSS celebrates ten years in operation, a life-changing program for sustainability has been launched. In 2017 Hope for Uganda helped purchase 261 acres of fertile land for the purpose of providing food for the students and staff at AFSS. The Archbishop Flynn Rural Development Education Center, affectionately called The Farm meets several challenges:
• It curbs ever-increasing food costs – one of the largest and most unpredictable expenses for school management.
• It provides jobs for people in the local community.
• It sells excess produce to generate income.
• It provides an education center for teaching modern farming methods to the students and area farmers.
• It gives students and members of the community some ownership in the economic future of the school and surrounding area.
• It saves the school tens of thousands of dollars each year in food costs
There is a lot of excitement for this new program. Hope for Uganda is working closely with Ugandan partners to ensure its success. Fr. Rom Peter Paul, newly appointed administrator of AFSS, has responsibility for developing The Farm. This young, energetic priest is determined to show the merits of the program – so determined that he literally camps out at The Farm when time is of the essence.
Once again, HFU changes lives! Please consider investing in this this effort to ensure sustainability at AFSS – a promising plan for the future.