The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, NC

Lifestyles

January 24, 2014

FBC raising money to build Ugandan high school

TARBORO — First Baptist Church of Tarboro is raising money to build a high school for orphans in Lugazi, Uganda. Children from 14 orphanages fed by the Christian organization Pennies for Posho will have the opportunity to attend the high school.

The cost of the high school is $150,000, and First Baptist’s fundraiser has raised an estimated $89,000 thus far. The fundraiser is a raffle for an ACC tournament package for two valued at $2,785, and the winners’ names will be drawn at the church at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.

“They’re hoping to make this high school a Christian vocational school and give them a skill that they can use as adults,” said First Baptist member Dr. Sam Gregg. “If they don’t have anything as far as life skill training, their chances of making a sustainable living are pretty poor, especially for the girls.”

Cooking, sewing and carpentry are some of the skills that students at the school will learn. The high school will serve students at six grade levels, and students must pass the high-school entrance exam as required by the Ugandan government to attend the school, said Melinda Fowler of Pennies for Posho.

“Being able to go to high school will be everything to them,” Fowler said.

For the complete story, see today's print edition of The Daily Southerner.

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