Approach

The Widows and Orphans Support Organization is strongly committed to supporting initiatives that address community identified needs and solutions. Community commitment and involvement is a hallmark of all of WOSO's projects, as well as the development of projects that will be sustainable in the community in the future.

This value is evidenced in the involvement of parents and guardians of the children in the construction of the secondary school by taking down anthills to make bricks for the first classroom block, by providing food for the workers on the building, and by clearing the construction site. The local government of Lwengo District approved the building of a cement water holding tank with government funds at the school because of their belief in WOSO's ability to provide a quality secondary school in the region. And, the Board of Governors of Shepherd High School volunteer their time to provide advice and build support for the school. In addition, local community members help students with tutoring and special activity days.